The 2012 meeting of the EARLI Special Interest Group on Comprehension of Text and Graphics will be held at the Pierre-Mendès-France University of Grenoble on August 29-31, 2012. The 2012 theme will be: Staging knowledge and experience: How to take advantage of representational technologies in education and training? The registration for the early bird rate is open until June 22nd.

Registration and Program

Mission statement of the SIG 2
SIG2 2 focuses on how learning is influenced by the representation of the learning material. Historically, we focused on text and picture comprehension. However, as there is an explosion of new representations by the introduction of graphical interfaces, the SIG now also considers other forms of representation. These include, but are not limited to, text, pictures, graphs, diagrams, concept maps, animations, equations, virtual reality, information and scientific visualization, haptics, multimedia, hypermedia, and simulations.


Keynote speakers
Nathalie Blanc, University of Montpellier 3, Laboratoire Epsylon, Montpellier, France
Sara Irina Fabrikant, Geographic Information Visualization & Analysis (GIVA), Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Neil Schwartz, California State University at Chico

JURE Pre-Conference Workshops
An eye tracking approach to analyze dynamic representations, Jean-Michel Boucheix & Jonathan Groff, LEAD/IFSTTAR, Dijon, France
Mastering Eye and Pen software for studying handwriting in real time, Denis Alamargot & David Chesnet, CeRCA, Poitiers, France

This meeting is organize by Laboratory for Educational Sciences, Université Pierre-Mendès-France, Grenoble II, France