Literacy

Questionnaire literary reading & attention

Questionnaire
Inge van de Ven
27/11/2020

Who likes to read and wants to help researchers to find out about reading & attention? Fill out the questionnaire (also available in Dutch)!

Girl doing her homework on her computer

Gamification in self-improvement apps

Paper
Rebecca de Jongh
05/10/2020
11 minutes to read

Through gamification it is possible to work on a more engaging way of learning and to truly let learners use their creative potential. Nevertheless, we should keep in mind that using gamification is highly contextualized.

Conlang: Fictional Languages and Online Communities

Article
Beau Swierstra
15/10/2020
12 minutes to read

Conlangs are getting more popular, especially because of the popularity of series like Game of Thrones. In shows, constructed languages are an important factor to create a storyworld. But fans speak conlangs also in reallife communities.

Example autocorrection

Autocorrect: the ultimate influencer

Paper
Kirsten Verbeek
24/09/2020
12 minutes to read

Autocorrect should be seen as a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it is perceived as empowering since it positively influences users' productivity. On the other, it decreases students' motivation to learn grammar.

blinkist, app, review

Blinkist: Solving for Reading in the Attention Economy?

Article
Inge van de Ven
18/05/2020
10 minutes to read

Blinkist is an app developed by a software company in Berlin. According to its marketing campaign, it “makes reading books realistic again”. But what kind of reading does it facilitate? I tried the app for a week.

Intentional illiteracy and the problem of digital agreements

Article
Ugur Dulger
13/11/2019
8 minutes to read

This article operationalizes the concept of ‘digital agreements’ and connects it to widespread problem of ‘intentional illiteracy’; which can be defined as users' neglect in reading electronic legal documents.

Odile Heynders

Odile Heynders on Digital Culture in 2018 & 2019

Interview
The Editors
27/12/2018

How will digital culture impact your research in the future? Odile Heynders proposes to "revisit poststructuralist philosophers such as J.F. Lyotard and J. Derrida to rethink the digital context as a dynamic textual universe."