Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1960

Full Length Research Paper

Investigation on views and attitudes of students in Faculty of Education about reading and writing on screen

Erol Duran
Department of Elementary Education, Faculty of Education, UÅŸak University, UÅŸak, Turkey
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 14 February 2013
  •  Published: 10 March 2013



The purpose of this research is to determine points of view and attitudes of students of Faculty of Education about reading and writing on screen. In this research, descriptive survey model is used. The working group includes 254 students of UÅŸak University, Faculty of Education. A new measurement tool developed by the researcher was used in this study as a data collection tool. Students in this study express that the most important opportunity of on-screen reading is that they contribute to intertextual meaning establishment by enabling connection to other texts, visuals, etc. in digital media, from the text that is being studied on but the most difficulty stated by the students is eye tiredness. For opportunities of writing on screen, the students express that it enables connections to other texts, visuals, etc. in digital media and that it allows for creation of digital notebook and diary; and for the difficulties of on-screen writing, they express that it can be eye tiring, it can be difficult to use the keyboard and screen instead of pen and paper, and it can cause backache and vertebral ache.


Key words: Reading, writing, reading on screen, writing on screen, attitude, e-book