reading online, digital media and learning, reading comprehension, learning online, teaching online, digital literacy

Dr. Lauren Trakhman is an Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of Outreach for the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology within the College of Education at the University of Maryland, College Park. Within her role as Director of Outreach, Dr. Trakhman serves as the Director of the Off-Campus Master of Education degree in Human Development (MCHD) program.

Her research examines the nature, context, and processes underlying reading comprehension. Dr. Trakhman's recent work examines the effect of medium (i.e., print or digital) on comprehension performance and calibration accuracy.  Her work has been referenced in global news outlets including CNN, WIRED, The Economist, and The Huffington Post. 

Dr. Trakhman received her BS degrees in Special Education and Educational Psychology from the Schreyer Honors College at The Pennsylvania State University.  From there, she studied under Dr. Patricia Alexander and earned her PhD in Human Development and Quantitative Methodology with a specialization in Educational Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park.

American Educational Research Association (AERA) Division C Graduate Student Research Excellence Award, 2019

Charles Beaumont Dissertation Fellowship Award in Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, 2018-2019 

Singer Trakhman, L. M., Alexander, P. A., Sun, Y., & Silverman, A. B. (2022). The effects of processing multimodal texts in print and digitally on students' comprehension and calibration. Revision under review. Journal of Experimental Education.

Singer Trakhman, L. M. (2019). Comprehension and calibration of print and digital texts: What educators need to know. Impact: Journal of the Chartered College of Teaching, 1, 1-9.

Singer Trakhman, L. M., Alexander, P.A., & Silverman, A. B. (2018). Profiling reading in print and digital mediums. Learning and Instruction, 57, 5-17.

Singer Trakhman, L. M., Alexander, P.A., & Berkowitz, L. E. (2017). Effects of processing time on comprehension and calibration in print and digital mediums. Journal of Experimental Education. Advance online publication.

Alexander, P. A., & Singer Trakhman, L. M. (2017, October). The enduring power of print for learning in a digital world. The Conversation. power-of-print-for-learning-in-a-digital-world-84352
Reprinted in various news services and newspapers including CNN, Business Insider, Salon, and World Economic Forum.

Singer, L. M., & Alexander, P.A. (2017). Reading on paper and digitally: What the past decades of empirical research reveal. Review of Educational Research, 87(6), 1007-1041.

Singer, L. M., & Alexander, P.A. (2017). Reading across mediums: Effects of reading digital and print texts on comprehension and calibration. Journal of Experimental Education, 85(1), 155-172.

Alexander, P. A., & The Disciplined Reading and Learning Research Laboratory. (2019). Relational reasoning: The bedrock of integration within and across multiple representations, documents, and perspectives. In Van Meter, P. N., List, A., Lombardi, D., & Kendeou, P. (Eds.), Handbook of learning.

EDHD201: Learning How to Learn

EDHD221: Aggression & Violence: Can Violence be Prevented? 

EDHD412: Infant Development

EDHD460: Educational Psychology 

EDHD692: Cognitive Basis of Instruction 

EDHD703: Source Selection, Multimedia, & Misinformation: How Students Learn to Navigate Evidence in the 21st Century 

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