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Essentially, the medium of screen and paper offer different affordances for texts to be represented. Hence, we need to acquire complementary competencies; and not one or the other.
Came across this article on reading on screen and on paper.
The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens
By Ferris Jabr on April 11, 2013
- It argues that reading on paper helps in recall due to its physicality and navigational ease. “People report that when trying to locate a particular piece of written information they often remember where in the text it appeared”.
- The frame of mind readers have towards reading on screen or on paper matters as “when under pressure to read quickly, students using computers and paper performed equally well”.
- It concludes that reading on paper and on screen each has their own affordances, especially with the emergence of the “long-form journalism with embedded interactive graphics, maps, timelines, animations and sound tracks” which is designed to be read on screen, rather than on paper.