12/24/2008

While new technology might lead students to read more, a researcher says that reading digital text does not offer the complete experience of handling a traditional book. The added steps of clicking and scrolling on a computer screen might cause students to retain less of what they are reading and become less involved with the text, according to Anne Mangen, an associate professor at the Center for Reading Research at the University of Stavanger in Norway, who researched new reading devices.

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