The Örebro university project is about children "writing their way to reading". Researchers studied children aged six to seven in Swedish schools, who were encouraged to write using computer tablets. Websites were used, where the children could share their texts with each other and comment on the results.
The children who were writing on computers learnt how to read and write faster than other children of the same age. Even the ones that had trouble with reading and writing did better once they had put down their pens.
Professor Åke Grönlund says, though, that this doesn't mean that simply buying a computer is the answer. He says that children and teachers have to work in a way that uses the benefits that computers offer. And that its sharing documents and communicating lots using writing that is the key.
The minister for education, Jan Björklund, visited a school in Örebro, to talk about reading. He says to Swedish Radio that every school needs to teach in a way that's backed up by research, but that there are many different ways to learn to read, and he welcomes all of them - as long as people know what they're doing.