Digital texts disrupts students learning techniques


With paper, three quarters of students mark up texts as they read. This includes highlighting key passages, underlining, drawing pictures and writing notes in margins. The digital text disrupts a technique called cognitive mapping, in which readers used physical cues such as the location on the page and the position in the book to go back and find a section of text or even to help retain and recall the information they had read.

Source: Hickey, Hannah (May 2, 2011) College students' use of Kindle DX points e-readers role in academia.