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Technology Doesn’t Always Improve Education


“Electronic readers and textbooks, while an interesting concept and potentially lucrative for publishers, so far aren’t meeting student needs,” writes Edward Tenner.

E-readers like the iPad and the Kindle result in up to 10 percent slower reading speeds. Another study shows that student comprehension decreases in proportion to the number of links, photos, and animations embedded in electronic text. 


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