Sunday, February 5, 2012

How e-book reading changes reading behavior

Here's a short, interesting article about research done that sought to "understand the effect of an e-reader on the amount and types of verbal interaction between child and parent."

1 comment:

  1. The Temple study raises some excellent concerns even if it's a little dated (five years old). But here's the main issue--the quality and quantity of parent-child interaction, no matter what the medium.

    A challenge with E is not to yield to all the bells and whistles that could distract from meaningful discussion of actual content with the child. All the more reason for teachers and librarians to exist--to help show parents the way! And you can't do that so easily remotely.

    Here's to neighborhood libraries convenient to all, especially people with more than one job!

    David Rothman