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Strategies for Enhancing Digital Reading Comprehension

, University of the Philippines Open University and University of Phoenix, United States ; , Faculty University of Phoenix., United States ; , University of Maryland University College, University of Phoenix and Northcentral University, United States ; , University of Grand Canyon and University of Phoenix, United States

Global Learn, in Princeton-Mercer, New Jersey ISBN 978-1-939797-43-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)


This paper provides an in-depth look at the scope, definition, and issues of digital literacy – which the authors argue, must include learners’ digital reading comprehension. The strategies outlined in this work will help not only improve learners’ digital reading comprehension, but will also benefit institutional efforts to increase learning outcomes and maintain higher retention rates. The use of digital materials has added another level of complexity to the learning process. Locating, sifting through, and comprehending digital materials can be difficult for students, especially in the fast-paced online or digital learning environment. Digital literacy, therefore, is not limited to the ability to access, use, locate, search and select digital materials, but more importantly, includes the ability to read and comprehend digital resources. Digital reading comprehension must form part of the continuing efforts in enhancing learners' digital literacy to ensure students’ success in their educational and career pursuits.


Magabo, M., Walker, E., Gordon, S. & Kamerman, R. (2019). Strategies for Enhancing Digital Reading Comprehension. In G. Marks (Ed.), Proceedings of Global Learn 2019-Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 74-82). Princeton-Mercer, New Jersey: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 21, 2019 from .