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Digital Reading May Negatively Impact Student Learning

Recent studies indicate that students' learning may suffer when they read on digital devices, reports Education Week. Schools, the article says, have embraced digital learning tools in the classroom, and educators are doing what they can to emphasize print-reading strategies for young people using the devices. 

"While reading on screens, for example, people seem to reflexively skim the surface of texts in search of specific information, rather than dive in deeply in order to draw inferences, construct complex arguments, or make connections to their own experiences," says the article. "Research has also found that students, when reading digitally, tend to discard familiar print-based strategies for boosting comprehension."

Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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