LINGUIST List 29.1319

Mon Mar 26 2018

Summer Schools: Würzburg Summer School on Reading and Learning in the Digital World (READI) 2018/Germany

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 22-Mar-2018
From: Wolfgang Lenhard <>
Subject: Würzburg Summer School on Reading and Learning in the Digital World (READI) 2018
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Host Institution: Universität Würzburg

Dates: 08-Jul-2018 - 13-Jul-2018
Location: Würzburg, Germany

Focus: The curriculum of READI Summer School was designed to offer diverse opportunities to broaden your knowledge and to improve your skills in the psychology of reading and learning, with a special emphasis on reading and learning in the digital world.
Minimum Education Level: BA

In postindustrial societies, the use of written texts for communication, driven by the rapid development of digital information and communication technologies, has grown strongly. Children, adolescents, and adults of all ages are spending more and more time reading texts on the Internet for personal, educational, or professional purposes. These activities not only require good reading skills in the traditional sense, but also present readers with new challenges. Relevant information must be found efficiently, and information must be compared and integrated across various sources or forms of media presentation (e.g., text, images, and videos). Readers must be able to critically evaluate the quality of written information in order to protect themselves against misinformation, rumors, and propaganda. The digital revolution has also fertilized the development of new research methods. These include methods for capturing psychological processes and competencies involved in reading and learning with texts and multimedia. They also include advanced statistical methods for analyzing reading processes and learning outcomes.

The Würzburg Summer School of Reading and Learning in the Digital World (READI) 2018 will offer focused, in depth courses that advance participants' knowledge and skills. It will bring together renowned experts with doctoral students working in the field. It will take place from July 8th to July 13th, 2018; all courses will be taught in English.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                      Cognitive Science
                      Computational Linguistics
                      Language Acquisition

Language Families: Germanic

Tuition: 380 EUR
Registration: 01-Mar-2018 to 15-Apr-2018
Contact Person: Wolfgang Lenhard

Apply by Email:

Registration Instructions:
Applications will only be handled electronically. Please download the application form and submit the filled-in form together with electronic copies of all other required documents - merged into one pdf-file - to the READI office at Please make sure to enter a valid e-mail-address and check your mailbox (including spam folder) regularly. On request, we will be happy to provide you with an invitation letter for visa purposes. Required documents: - application form for students exchange programs; please fill in your personal data and sign electronically (or print out the form with your personal data, sign it, and scan it back in). - scan of passport (required for university registration); if possible, front and back side on the same page - passport photo (JPEG, not bigger than 2x2 cm, suitable for student ID); if possible, on the same page as your scan of passport - scan of European Health Insurance (only required from applicants from EU-countries); if possible, front and back side on the same page Attention: Please make sure to submit all required documents; incomplete applications cannot be processed.

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