In the past twenty years, there have been many studies looking at various aspects of extensive reading. However, many questions still remain regarding its implementation and its overall efficacy. Therefore, for the purpose of increasing our knowledge of extensive reading, XLearning Systems is offering research grants for the 2018/19 academic year. Recipients of the grants and their students will be given free access of Xreading for up to 12 months starting in March/April, 2018.
In many ways Xreading is an ideal tool for doing research in extensive reading. For one, Xreading’s LMS allows for the monitoring of students’ reading much more accurately than the self-reporting which is typically used. The LMS tracks the books, words, reading time, and also calculates reading speed. Secondly, it provides students with unlimited access hundreds to graded readers (and their audio) which may be especially useful at schools with limited reading resources.
The research can be related to any aspect of extensive reading or extensive listening, and need not be about Xreading or even digital reading. Recipients of the grants are expected to publish or present their findings within eighteen months of the start of the grant.
Because Xreading has to compensate our partnering publishers for the use of their graded readers, the number of grants is limited. Proposal will be vetted by a panel of experts in extensive reading and based on merit and need. Panel members will not see the names of the applicants or their institutions. If the grant request is too large, a partial grant may be offered.
Finally, for researchers who don't need free access because Xreading is already being paid for at their school, XLearning Systems will provide a stipend for attending domestic or international conferences to present on their research.
Deadline: January 21, 2018
Please submit the following information to be considered for a one of the extensive reading research grants.
If you have any questions, please contact Paul Goldberg at email@example.com