Lauren Singer Trakhman, University of Maryland
"We are finding that even though students prefer to read digitally, when it comes to things like pulling details, key facts, numbers, and figures, they are doing a lot better after reading in print. Students retain less when reading digitally, and they're more likely to overestimate how well they comprehended the material. Students read more quickly and less deeply online. They reread sentences less. Digital text is often engaged with a lower level of attention. By moving everything online, it's going to become even more decontextualized. Overall, there's going to be less deeper learning going on."