Based on a multidimensional, integrative model of reading, and combining paradigms from experimental sciences with perspectives (e.g., diachronic) from the humanities, the Action will develop new research paradigms and a number of metrics for assessing the impact of digitisation on textual reading. These metrics support the development of evidence-based knowledge of paper and screen reading, and provide guidance for practitioners, policy makers, publishers and designers.
The E-READ COST Action runs from November 2014 to November 2018, and currently comprises researchers from 28 countries.
- Chair: Anne Mangen, NO
- Vice-Chair: Adriaan van der Weel, NL
The scientific work coordinated by the Action is organized into four Working Groups:
- WG1: Skilled (PISA-age) reading:
WG leaders: Thierry Baccino, FR & Nuria Castells, ES
- WG2: Developmental aspects of reading:
WG leaders: Mirit Barzillai, IL & Paul van den Broek, NL
- WG3: Experiential/emotional aspects of reading:
WG leaders: Anezka Kuzmicova, SE & Art Jacobs, DE
- WG4: Ergonomic aspects of reading:
WG leaders: Theresa Schilhab, DK & Jean-Luc Velay, FR
COST is supported by