The reading brain in the digital age

Reading brain

Ever bemoaned the demise of the printed word and wondered whether our students are reading as well in the digital age? This scientific article suggests you do have cause for concern but only with some types of reading and as ebook technologies race to shorten the gap,¬†asks the questions “But why, one could ask, are we working so hard to make reading with new technologies like tablets and e-readers so similar to the experience of reading on the very ancient technology that is paper? Why not keep paper and evolve screen-based reading into something else entirely?”

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Looking for something to read

Here’s my springpad with recommended holiday reads that I have enjoyed. They are all available in our library. I am working on having them appear as the direct Springpad link, not sure how to do it but I’ll keep woring on it!!
View the “Hooray it’s holidays now I can read” notebook on Springpad