We are pleased to announce that the next conference of the EARLI Special interest Group “Text and Graphics Comprehension” will be held on July 11-13, 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.
The aim of this meeting is to share and exchange ideas about the latest research on Text and Graphics Comprehension, welcoming researchers in the area of reading and text comprehension, multimedia learning and instructional design, to cite a few.
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Learning from Text and Graphics in a World of Diversity
The city of Geneva is famous for being home to many international organizations, such as the World Health Organization, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the European headquarters of UNO. In addition, Switzerland itself has three large linguistic regions, speaking Swiss German, French or Italian. While the diversity of culture and language is a tremendous opportunity to broaden one’s perspective, it represents a challenge for education. Even in the same linguistic and cultural community, people come with various abilities and motivations that affect their capacity to learn from text and picture.
This edition of this EARLI SIG 2 conference will welcome proposals on the topic of diversity : how learners with various cultural, linguistic, knowledge background, or diverse cognitive capacities comprehend text and picture instructions and how the design of text and graphic instructions can facilitate or make it worse.
Results of the review process have been notified via email on March 31 st 2016.