The enduring power of print in a digital world

There may be economic and environmental reasons to go paperless but the dog-eared pages of printed texts with lines etched with reflections show it's hard to imagine a similar level of engagement with digital text.
There may be economic and environmental reasons to go paperless but the dog-eared pages of printed texts with lines etched with reflections show it's hard to imagine a similar level of engagement with digital text.TNP FILE PHOTO

A preference for reading digitally may not mean better learning outcomes, study shows

Today's students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, tablets and e-readers.

Teachers, parents and policymakers certainly acknowledge the growing influence of technology and have responded in kind. We've seen more investment in classroom technologies, with students now equipped with school-issued iPads and access to e-textbooks.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 06, 2018, with the headline 'The enduring power of print in a digital world'. Print Edition | Subscribe