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Reading in the Age of the Tablet

SUREN on May 20, 2014

Nearly any book you can think of can be read as an electronic book (ebook) today. General purpose devices like smartphones and tablets make it easy and convenient to read ebooks. But do children actually read ebooks? 

A recent research brief by Common Sense Media shows that the preference for print books is not only going down, but ebooks actually contribute to an increase in reading. However, parental concerns around electronic reading remain. As Kathryn Zickhur from the Pew Research Center says:

"If a kid is looking at a book, you can assume he or she is reading. But when it comes to looking at a smartphone or tablet, who knows? We've heard from middle and high school teachers that sometimes the Internet is wonderful for highly motivated students to do deep and expansive research," says Zickuhr. "But on the flip side, obviously there are many distractions on the Internet."

That is precisely why many families and schools rely on Mobicip to help restrict these distractions and keep the focus on open ended research and learning. Learn more.
 
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