Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Audiobook research

This paper reviews the literature on audio delivery of content to three participant groups: adolescents with visual impairments or learning disabilities, adolescent second language learners, and typically developing adolescents. Findings from the studies of audio delivery of content are mixed, and great variability in outcomes have been reported, depending on the characteristics of the groups studied. Numerous gaps exist in the research surrounding adolescents’ use of audiobooks, including examinations of the effectiveness of commercially produced audiobooks and explorations of adolescents’ listening preferences.
Moore, J., & Cahill, M.  (2016). Audiobooks: Legitimate ‘reading’ material for adolescents? School Library Research, 19.

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