Writing With Color to Enhance Comprehension
Claudia Otto, Oklahoma State University, United States
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Las Vegas, NV, USA ISBN 978-1-939797-05-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
Children live in a world surrounded with visual information. Much of the world television, Internet, movies, music, and videos presents and advertises information using color as a medium. Visually presented content material enhances the target information desired for students to learn. Color eases the processing of information by creating information targets and simplifying complex textual information into visual segments. The writing process can be difficult, so understanding the components can enhance a student’s actual academic potential. This work-in-progress research is a classroom case study to determine the effectiveness of a color-coding writing strategy, used as an instructional enhancement, on the writing performance of adolescents with learning disabilities. Comparisons of students’ coursework achievements will be made between those students who learned the English lessons through the use of a color-coding strategy and those who learned the lessons without the strategy.
Otto, C. (2013). Writing With Color to Enhance Comprehension. In T. Bastiaens & G. Marks (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2013--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 182-188). Las Vegas, NV, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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