WG3: Reading and Writing on Screen

Working Group 3: Reading and writing on screen


Original Mission Statement:

The WG will identify the current state of knowledge on young children’s reading and writing on screen. It will synthesise research on the quality and uses of e-books and on writing and multimodal design using tablets. The WG will consider the affordances of apps designed for this age group and identify best design principles. It will develop new theories of early reading and early writing in the digital age. Finally, the WG will identify the future research agenda in this area and examine the implications of all of the areas investigated for policy in relation to education, parenting and the media industry.


Working Group reports; Reviews of published academic literature; Best practice guidance for parents, teachers, teacher education


Children’s Reading and Writing on Screen: Final WG3 DigiLitEY Meeting

Young Children’s Reading on Screen: A Report for the Industry

WG3 Agenda for Prague 07 11 2016

WG3 Report from Cyprus Meeting 17 03 16

WG 3 Report from Meeting in Tallinn, Estonia, October 2015


Agency and embodiment in childrens transactions with story apps

Background Music and Content Expansion

Apps for young children across four European countries

Content analysis across Europe

Revisiting the Question of E-book Quality as Early Language and Literacy Support

Digital books for young children (0-8) in Dutch

Digital content analysis

Children’s interactions with iPad books: research chapters still to be written

Hebrew e-books to handbook

E-reading content in Norway

Overview of children’s digital books in Portugal

Which digital books work best in the classroom?

How do parents choose apps for their children?

Dutch Digital Books for Young Children

How to choose apps for children

Picture Storybooks Go Digital: Pros and cons

WG1: Digital literacy in homes and communities

WG2: Digital literacy in early years settings, schools and informal learning spaces

WG3: Reading and Writing on Screen

WG4: Online/ Offline Practices

WG5: Methodologies

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