IntroductionWith (61). They conducted a study exploring effects of

IntroductionWith the world becoming more and more digital, text is being shifted from paper to screens. Research is now widely done online, and students are now primarily reading and learning digitally. With this, the quality of learning is beginning to be questioned: if the way information is processed affects the way it is recalled, it is likely that information retention is affected by different mediums. The brain goes through information processing when reading content in order to store it in short-term memory. It is important that psychologists understand the effects of information processing to reading on these different mediums so that schools becoming more digital can understand the effects.Mangen, Walgermo, and Brønnick (2013) investigated the difference between reading on paper and a screen, and its effects on reading comprehension. and Anne Mangen, Bente R. Walgermo, and Kolbjørn Brønnick posed the questions: “How and to what extent might comprehension of linear, narrative and non-narrative texts differ when texts are displayed on a screen as compared to being printed on paper?” (61). They conducted a study exploring effects of the technological interface on reading comprehension in a Norwegian school context. The study’s participants included 72 tenth graders from two different primary schools in Norway. The students were randomized into two groups; the first group read two texts (1400–2000 words) in print and the other group read the same texts as PDFs on a computer screen. The participants were administered pretests in reading comprehension, word reading and vocabulary. A multiple regression analysis was carried out to investigate the extent to which the medium influenced the students’ scores on the reading comprehension tests. They concluded that students who read texts in print scored significantly better on the reading comprehension test than students who read the texts digitally.It is likely that students assume higher quality of learning on paper than digitally, however still choose to use technology to read. It is an interesting question to ask the students: this study will include brief interviews to collect students’ thoughts on the following question: if you know your intellect is benefited more by reading on paper, then why do you still choose to read digitally?Modeled after Mangen, Walgermo, and Brønnick (2013), the aim of this study is to investigate the effects of information processing and retention when reading is done on paper versus on a screen.

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