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Study: Students perform well regardless of reading print or eBooks


NDTV reports that students do equally well on a test whether reading from a digital book or a printed one, a new study has found. Research by an Indiana State University doctoral student surveyed more than 200 students. Half of the students used a tablet to read a textbook chapter while the other half of the students read from a printed textbook chapter. The students then took an open book quiz with eight easy and eight moderate questions on the chapter. “Few people have done a lot of research into what I’m doing. Mine directly ties performance with perception by undergraduates,” said Jim Johnson, who is also director of instructional and information technology services in the Bayh College of Education…

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