RSVP Rapid Sequential Visual Presentation

If like me you thought the RSVP meant “are you coming to the party” you are only 50% correct.

Explanation

RSVP also stands for Rapid Sequential Visual Presentation. This is a technique for increasing speed of reading, and some producer claim up to an 8 times increase in reading speed. The technique in a nutshell is this: - instead of having a page of text to read through, the RSVP tool shows you one word at a time in one spot - you focus on the one spot and can control the speed of sequence. Because of the single focus the rate at which you read increases. This potentially a very powerful tool for any learner but I feel lends itself particularly to Read-write learners and Visual Learners, in a similar way to which tools like Readplease and Read //out loud// (adobe acrobat readers reading tool) lend themselves to the Auditory Learner.

Tools

One of the tools and its one that is simple to use is RSVP Reader , a firefox extension (see below). With this you can increase the font size, play speed and single or multiple word modes. The Text appears in the central window.
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rsvp-reader.jpg

Links and Resources:




https://edorigami.wikispaces.com/ICT+and+LEARNING+STYLES - ICT and Learning styles
http://psychology.wichita.edu/surl/usabilitynews/2S/Ezprint.htm - Uni Witchita research
http://www.techlearning.com/showArticle.php?articleID=196604744 - TechLearning article
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2149 - Firefox extension RSVP Reader
http://www.lighthouse.org/research/participate-in-research/current-studies-seeking-participants/rsvp/ - Research project calling for participants
http://www.eggheadcafe.com/articles/20050320.asp - Article on RSVP
http://www.psych.utoronto.ca/users/muter/Abs1987.htm Research paper on RSVP
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapid_Serial_Visual_Presentation - Wikipedia Entry
http://www.adobe.com/enterprise/accessibility/reader6/sec2.html - Adobe Acrobat reader feature
http://www.readplease.com/ -Auditory reader