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
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