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The medium matters: new research into reading comprehension shows paper is preferred to digital screens

We live in an era of ever more swift and pervasive digitisation. Digital technologies offer tremendous opportunities with respect to the production, access, storage and transmission of information, at the same time as they challenge a number of long established reading practices. Over the last four years a group of almost 200 scholars and scientists… Continue reading The medium matters: new research into reading comprehension shows paper is preferred to digital screens

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Opinion: Is it time for some Digital Wisdom about Digital Natives?

By Dr Silvia Benini, School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics at the University of Limerick. Analysis: a new study looks at what Irish students really think about the technology they use in secondary schools. Student attitudes and usage seem to be more cautious when it comes to the role of technology in the educational sphere.… Continue reading Opinion: Is it time for some Digital Wisdom about Digital Natives?