Studies Disagree on Whether Readers Absorb Less on Kindles than on Paper

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The Guardian reported yesterday on a new study which showed that reading on a Kindle led test subjects to recall fewer details from the story, leading some to speculate that we've reached the edges of ebook usability. While Nicholas Carr might want to use this paper to sound the death knell of ebooks, I think further study ...

Study: eBooks Beat Print Books at Helping Young Kids Learn Words

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With some studies showing enhanced ebooks hurt while other studies show that ebook readers help readers learn, the jury is still out on the topic of whether ebooks help or hurt reading comprehension. Late last week a newly released study added to the debate. A team of researchers at Kyoto University's Primate Research Institute have found ...

Does the Backlight on the iPad Really Help Improve Reading Speed? Maybe Not

There's a story going around today about a recent study at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. According to most press accounts, ophthalmologists at the school have shown that readers with moderate vision loss benefit ted from reading on a backlit screen. The 100 test subjects boosted their reading speed by 42 words-per-minute while reading on ...

Do eBooks Make It Harder to Recall What You Just Read? Answer: No

I'm rather busy with a conference right now, but there's an article that was posted today that has me pissed. I have to respond to it.  Time has an article on their website today which asks the question "Do eBooks Make It Harder to Recall What You Just Read?" I received a Kindle for my birthday, ...