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Do E-Books Make It Harder to Remember What You Just Read?



Digital books are lighter and more convenient to tote around than paper books, but there may be advantages to old technology.
Paul Higgins: The evidence here seems a bit flimsy but it is a reasonable question to ask. The wider question must be in the context of how those e-books are used more generally. If I carry around a set of important e-books on my iPad and keep referring to them for information then that is likely to reinforce my knowledge more than the paper versions which I could never physically carry around in the same way. There are also social questions to ask with new sharing and annotating systems developing. The question of learning has to be in the context of how the e-books are used in total.



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Do E-Books Make It Harder to Remember What You Just Read?


Digital books are lighter and more convenient to tote around than paper books, but there may be advantages to old technology.

Paul Higgins: The evidence here seems a bit flimsy but it is a reasonable question to ask. The wider question must be in the context of how those e-books are used more generally. If I carry around a set of important e-books on my iPad and keep referring to them for information then that is likely to reinforce my knowledge more than the paper versions which I could never physically carry around in the same way. There are also social questions to ask with new sharing and annotating systems developing. The question of learning has to be in the context of how the e-books are used in total.
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