Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Benefits of Reading from Print, (Update, Part 3)

We've been following the discussion on the benefits of reading from print here and here.

The biggest story since the last time we compiled a list of articles is the Naomi Barron research that again confirms comprehension advantages of paper over screens. More discussion on comprehension benefits of focused reading, desirable difficulty of handwriting, and how it relates to print and paper.  We posted these links on our social media (Twitter, Google+, Facebook) over the last year.  This is a link compilation.

The biggest issue in academia from this research is the transition away from print for other reasons not related to the primary purpose of education: comprehension.

The New Rebublic -interview with Naomi Barron: (1/14/15): "92% of College Students Prefer Reading Print Books to E-Readers."  http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120765/naomi-ntbarons-words-onscreen-fate-reading-digital-world

Geekwire (1/1/15): "Paper is Back. Why Real Books are on the Rebound."
http://www.geekwire.com/2015/paper-back-real-books-rebound/
NYT arts.mic (9/22/14): "Science Has Great News for People who Read Actual Books."
http://mic.com/articles/99408/science-has-great-news-for-people-who-read-actual-books

Washington Post (2/22/15): "Why Digital Natives Prefer Reading from Print. Yes, You Read that Right."  http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/why-digital-natives-prefer-reading-in-print-yes-you-read-that-right/2015/02/22/8596ca86-b871-11e4-9423-f3d0a1ec335c_story.html

Huffington Post (2/27/15): "Sorry, Ebooks. These 9 Studies Show Why Print is Better." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/27/print-ebooks-studies_n_6762674.html



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