September 12, 2011

ARTICLES / RESEARCH: Textese gr8 training 4 poets of 2moro

Research has linked children's use of text abbreviations with improved literacy.

THEY'RE at it wherever you look - on the bus or train, even just walking to school. Students seem fixated on their mobile phones, nimbly tapping out text messages such as ''Wen wil i c u 2night? Cos sum1 left a msg bout ur frend bein sik. R u sik 2?''

This tide of texting has prompted warnings that the technology is leading to a decline in language skills. So are children losing the capacity to read, write and spell well?

The answer: Probably not.

Indeed, new research has found a strong link between primary school children's use of text abbreviations and improved literacy.

full article

No comments: