Tech Tuesday: Reading e-books vs. physical books

Tech Tuesday: Reading e-books vs. physical books

Tech Tuesday: Reading e-books vs. physical books

Date posted: October 29, 2013

It’s Tech Tuesday, highlighting resources on literacy, technology, and the digital world.

While there are differing opinions and preferences when it comes to e-books vs. physical books, their respective advantages and disadvantages are still being researched and debated. Here are a few articles that consider some of the pro’s and con’s.

The Advantages of eBooks Versus Traditional Books – lists the advantages of both

Books to Have and to Hold – an editorial from the New York Times Sunday Review

E-readers are More Effective than Paper for Some with Dyslexia – report of a research study.

E-readers Don’t Cut Down on Reading Comprehension – research reported in Smithsonian.com

Paper Versus Pixel: The science of reading shows that print and digital experiences are complementary

Print vs. E-books: What’s the Future of Reading? – The results from a Survey Monkey poll

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens – an article from Scientific American

Reading revolutions: online digital text and implications for reading in academe – While not about e-books, this review essay includes a section on the cognitive neuroscience of reading and how reading digital text may have neurological implications

Why Printed Books will Never Die – lists the advantages of print books

Latest News