Study: Electronic books improve students' literacy skills

01/16/2014 | School Library Journal

Young students' literacy skills may benefit from the use of electronic books -- viewed on iPads and other devices, according to a recent study that found students respond to the ability to see, hear and touch texts using the devices. Researchers reported finding the type of device students use may have an effect. They write that "the larger desktop touch screen, it appears, supports different modalities than the smallest device, the iPod, while the iPad and iPod (mobiles) support comparable behaviors."

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