Having written about the dangers of too much screen time, as well as the fact that we approach digital text differently to printed text, I’ve found it interesting that academic libraries are increasingly offering less printing services to students. University libraries are also increasingly replacing physical holdings with their digital equivalents.
But is a page read on the computer equivalent to the same content read in physical form? That is a question I’ve begun exploring in research with the University of Oklahoma. To assist my research, I have created a survey people can take about their own preferences and learning styles when it comes to print vs. digital. Here is a link to my survey. Feel free to take it.