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ERIC Number: EJ1097588
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
On-Screen versus On-Paper Reading: Students' Strategy Usage and Preferences
Hamer, Arden B.; McGrath, Jane L.
NADE Digest, v5 n3 p25-39 Fall 2011
Reading professionals at the college level have long taught their students multiple and varied strategies to master textbook reading and learning. Students are continuously encouraged to adapt their strategies to the discipline and the type of text they are reading. Now that students have the option to complete at least a portion of their academic reading electronically, students must adapt these traditional strategies to reading on screen. The objectives of this study were to (a) determine what strategies students are using when reading in each format and (b) ascertain what format students prefer. Two hundred thirty-seven successful students enrolled in higher-level reading intensive courses were surveyed. Results showed that strategy-use was somewhat determined by the format, but that students overwhelmingly preferred to read and study on paper.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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