Major Findings, Contributions, and Areas for Future Research

Azza A. Abubaker, Joan Lu

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Selecting an optimal layout of academic text for display on screen was affected by several factors such as; type of material, subject or readers age. In this study researcher assumed that each reading strategy requires a specific layout. Thus, the study starts with an understanding of the way that students interact with the text in both formats [electronic and paper]. Findings from this phase were linked with three common typography variables to provide standards for optimal design. In this chapter, the findings of this research are interpreted in the light of the theoretical perspective of the study by linking it with the objectives of the study already set out in chapter one. The first section is devoted to debating the outcomes related to the use of the Internet and eBooks by children at school and at home. This is identified as the first layer of the children's usability of online text, suggesting a further analysis of the children's experience of the e- text with a focus on the reading processes of the schoolbook in both versions [paper and online]. The third section is devoted to discussing the results related to readable Arabic font size and type. Section four is concerned with the findings from testing the effect of line length on reading speed and comprehension of Arabic text; whereas, the fifth section is devoted to debating the outcomes related to the new method for presenting Arabic texts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExamining Information Retrieval and Image Processing Paradigms in Multidisciplinary Contexts
EditorsJoan Lu, Qiang Xu
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781522518853
ISBN (Print)1522518843, 9781522518846
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2017


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