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“Do E-Books Make It Harder To Recall What You Just Read?”


TIME Magazine has a very interesting article on a recent study comparing retention of information and concepts by students reading e-books and paper books.

Here is its conclusion:

…it may be that physical books are best when you want to study complex ideas and concepts that you wish to integrate deeply into your memory.

It’s a fairly lengthy article, and a more nuanced one than you would conclude just by reading that excerpt, so I’d encourage you to read the entire article.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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