Paper or Tablet? Reading Recall and Comprehension

30 Sep

What effect do digital devices have on our digital brains? To uncover the influence on learning of using digital tablets for reading, the Coast Guard Leadership Development Center conducted an experiment to ascertain differences in recall and comprehension between tablet and paper readers.

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We continue to debate media selection in content delivery for learning efficacy, whereas the more pressing issue should be access leading to  digital equity in the 21st Century. In terms of design, each medium provides unique affordances for learning through text, audio, and video, providing opportunity for differentiated instruction. Isn’t that the role of technology; to mediate learning activity directed towards a pre-determined goal?

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