Presentation of Text-based Learning Content on Mobile Phones Using Rapid Serial Visual Presentation
2006 (English)In: Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on Mobile Learning / [ed] Pedro Isaías, Piet Kommers and Inmaculada Arnedillo Sánchez, 2006, 131-138 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This study examines using Rapid Serial Visual Presentation (RSVP), a method for displaying the words in a text rapidly in a sequence, as a method to present text based content on mobile phones. A prototype for reading RSS-based content was developed and tested. The study was conducted in two parts. The first part was an experiment study, where university students read educational material, after which multiple-choice questions were answered in order to measure readability and comprehensibility. The second part was an observation study where the software was available for download by anyone, and where the usage of the predominantly news based content was logged. The results from the experiment indicate what previous studies of RSVP on computer screens have show, namely that reading speed and comprehensibility is high, but that users are uncomfortable with the technique. The results from the observation study showed that even among users used to read content on mobile phones, relatively few choose to use RSVP on a frequent basis.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. 131-138 p.
RSVP, Rapid Serial Visual Presentation, m-Learning, small screens, text readability
Computer and Information Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-60643ISBN: 972-8924-15-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-60643DiVA: diva2:477631
IADIS International Conference Mobile Learning, Dublin, Ireland, 14-16 July 2006