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Do E-Books Make It Harder to Remember What You Just Read? | Healthland | TIME.com

Do E-Books Make It Harder to Remember What You Just Read? | Healthland | TIME.com | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it

Digital books are lighter and more convenient to tote around than paper books, but there may be advantages to old technology.

 

Kate Garland, a lecturer in psychology at the University of Leicester in England, is one of the few scientists who has studied this question and reviewed the data. She found that when the exact same material is presented in both media, there is no measurable difference in student performance.

However, there are some subtle distinctions that favor print, which may matter in the long run. In one study involving psychology students, the medium did seem to matter. “We bombarded poor psychology students with economics that they didn’t know,” she says. Two differences emerged. First, more repetition was required with computer reading to impart the same information.

 

Second, the book readers seemed to digest the material more fully. Garland explains that when you recall something, you either “know” it and it just “comes to you” — without necessarily consciously recalling the context in which you learned it — or you “remember” it by cuing yourself about that context and then arriving at the answer. “Knowing” is better because you can recall the important facts faster and seemingly effortlessly.

 

 

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Popar Books make reading more interactive with augmented reality

Popar Books make reading more interactive with augmented reality | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
When I was a wee lad and asked my parents whether I could have the latest toys to play with, they gave me a sheet of blank paper and asked me to write a story or draw something, exercising my [...]...
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