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The National Center for Supported eText (NCSeT) at the University of Oregon is a federally funded research center investigating the impact of "supported electronic text" (or supported etext) on students' comprehension of content area material. Supported etext is digital text that has been modified in ways that are designed to increase access and support comprehension. These modifications are categorized by the role they play in the reading process - leading to a typology of eleven types of etext supports (Anderson-Inman & Horney, 2007). The NCSeT Typology provides the conceptual framework for the research supported by NCSeT.  Read more ....

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The NCSeT Literature Database has moved to its own website! It has been expanded to include references on additional content areas. Please update your bookmark to the new URL: etextresearch.uoregon.edu. The following is an excerpt showing the predetermined searches provided there, but custom boolean searching is also still provided.

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The following table of references is provided for convenient snapshots of the database contents. Tags are labels used to describe database references in relationship to the NCSeT conceptual framework and research focus. Each reference is labeled with tags from six clusters shown below:

ETEXT SUPPORTS
Translational
Illustrative
Evaluative
Explanatory
Summarizing
Presentational
Navigational
Instructional
Notational
Collaborative
Enrichment
STUDENT POPULATIONS
At Risk
Learning Disabilities
Struggling Students
Visual Impairments
Hearing Impairments
Physical Disabilities
Developmentally delayed
ESL
High Achievers
General Education

 

REFERENCE TYPES
Report
Research
Review
Theory
Methods
Implementation
Software
Examples
Discussion
GRADE LEVELS
Primary
Intermediate
Middle School
High School
Post-Secondary
CONTENT AREAS
Language Arts
Social Studies
Mathematics
Sciences
Foreign Language
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Case Study
Qualitative
Feasibility
Quasi-Experimental
Longitudinal
Randomized Controlled Trial
Single Subject
RESEARCH AREAS
Mathematical
Linguistic
Exegetical
REFERENCE TYPES
Research References presenting original research.
Review Literature reviews, synthesis papers, overviews etc..
Theory References developing the theoretical foundations of supported text.
Methods References describing research methods.
Implementation Studies or descriptions of field implementations of supported text.
Software Descriptions or evaluations of software related to supported text.
Examples Examples of supported text documents.
Discussion General discussions of issues about support text or associated topics.
 

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MeTRC is a national research center investigating the efficacy of supported eText for mathematics instruction for students with print disabilities in grades 4–9.
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Project ESTRELLAS is developing and testing an Electronic Reading System designed to improve reading competence and content-area learning of Spanish-speaking adolescent English Language Learners (ELL) through supported versions of electronic reading materials.
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