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ERIC Number: EJ1155667
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Reading in a Digital Age
Baron, Naomi S.
Phi Delta Kappan, v99 n2 p15-20 Oct 2017
The many advantages of reading digitally also bring with them implications for how we learn differently when we read differently. The author suggests that new contemporary technologies are changing the very notion of what it means to read. Even millennials acknowledge that their attention is more focused when they read print rather than online. But they also perceive print as boring. If print is increasingly seen as more boring than digital text, will our ability to read print generally diminish? Since online technology is tailor-made for searching for information rather than analyzing complex ideas, might the meaning of "reading" become finding information rather than contemplating and understanding?
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States; Japan; Germany; Slovakia; India
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