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Top : Reading On Screens vs Reading Print:

We rely a lot on reading to learn and communicate, but many people believe that reading on CRT's and screens operates the same as using print on paper. Not true. Here's some features on this topic.


You Won't Remember This Article, Or Anything Else You Read Online, Unless You Print It Out By DRAKE BAER
Great title, but again, focuses on how people's comprehension of reading ONLINE on the web is so much less than in print. Hits: 337 )

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens By Ferris Jabr
From Scientific American, a MUST read for anyone writing for online consumption, this outstanding article maps out how the brain processes text differently in print compared to screens. Hits: 330 )

Your paper brain and your Kindle brain aren't the same thing By T.J. Raphael
Yet another article that looks at how our brains read differently on screens, and that screens tend to stop "deep reading" and comprehension. Hits: 301 )

Paper beats computer screens By Arnfinn Christensen
Discusses a Norwegian study of tenth graders that finds that comprehension is much lower on screens, and provides some insights into why that is. Hits: 377 )

Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right. By Michael S. Rosenwald
Even those born in the Internet period prefer to read print rather than on a screen, putting the lie to the idea that printed material will die off once digital natives become the majority. Hits: 306 )

How people read online: Why you won't finish this article. By Farhad Manjoo
What were the results when the people at Slate had research done on how much of articles people read on their site? See the shocking results. Hits: 645 )

You're not going to read this - Bombshell Conclusion By Adrianne Jeffries
Serious research with a bombshell conclusion on reading online and in social media: "We've found effectively no correlation between social shares and people actually reading." Hits: 393 )

How Little Do Users Read? By JAKOB NIELSEN
Research study indicates that on average, visitors to websites read between 20 to 28 percent of words on the page. Hits: 271 )

Abstract Only: Reading linear texts on paper versus computer screen: Effects on reading comprehension By Anne Mangen
Abstract of research on differences in comprehension comparing paper vs. screen. The results? Students exhibit lower comprehension when reading screens. Hits: 335 )

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens By Scientific American
From Scientific American comes a recap of research that explains that printed text still has significant advantages, at least in some respects, to text on digital screens. Hits: 469 )

How People Read on the Web- Eyescan Research By NICHCY
Interesting recap of research using eye tracking as people interact with their computer screen, and how little they actually "see". Hits: 401 )

Reading from paper versus screens: a critical review of the empirical literature By Andrew Dillon
Academic research article that critically reviews existing studies on reading from paper vs. screens. Tons of references and citations. Hits: 283 )

Web Writing vs Print Writing By na
Short summary on how to alter writing for online readers taking into account how readers read on the web vs on paper. Hits: 350 )

Being a Better Online Reader By MARIA KONNIKOVA
Given findings mentioned here from Mangen research, this looks at ways you can be a better e-reader. Hits: 381 )

A Comparison of Reading Paper and On-Line Documents By Kenton O'Hara Abigail Sellen
We report on a laboratory study that compares reading from paper to reading on-line. Critical differences have to do with the major advantages paper offers in supporting annotation while reading, quick navigation, and flexibility of spatial layout. These, in turn, allow readers to deepen their understanding of the text, extract a sense of its structure, create a plan for writing, cross-refer to other documents, and interleave reading and writing. We discuss the design implications of these findings for the development of better reading technologies Hits: 292 )

Serious reading takes a hit from online scanning and skimming, researchers say By Michael S. Rosenwald
Great article that looks at reading ONLINE (websites, social media), compared to in print. Hits: 396 )

E-Readers Don't Cut Down on Reading Comprehension By Rose Eveleth
Account of one of the few research studies that found that reading on electronic devices is NOT inferior to reading print on paper. Hits: 360 )

Why the Smart Reading Device of the Future May Be ... Paper By BRANDON KEIM
Fun informative piece on why reading from screens and displays may not, in fact, replace paper and print. Talks about the death of exhaustive reading. Hits: 272 )

How we read online By Michael Agger
How we read online contains some tips and ideas about how to present reading online so people can better assimilate the information. Hits: 442 )

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