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Why We Still Need Print in a Digital World

Posted by Liz Schulte on Feb 14, 2018 5:30:00 AM

In the print vs. digital debate, it is easy to take sides based on personal preference. I love books: the smell, the feel, the experience, etc. However, over the last few years, my personal reading habits have shifted. Most of my reading now happens digitally. It doesn’t make me love books less, but it has given me an appreciation for the convenience of digital. When it comes to the print vs digital debate, I tend to be of the mind that the reader should choose. However, research has demonstrated that reading comprehension improves with print texts.

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Print Vs. Digital Course Materials

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jan 18, 2018 5:30:00 AM

“Print is dead.”

“Digital will never last.”

Everyone has an opinion about the print vs. digital debate. Facts and figures can be quoted on both sides, making a compelling argument for each. The cost of print can be too much for students to shoulder. Retention is harder to achieve with digital. Back and forth, the argument can go on forever because the truth is neither platform is inherently bad or good. Both have unique pros and cons that make the decision about which one to choose nearly impossible.

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Print vs Digital vs Print vs Digital: Which End Is Up?

Posted by Jason Smallheer on Nov 15, 2016 5:20:00 AM

Surveys don’t lie. They give you information and you take action based on the results. But what if different surveys give you conflicting information? What if one survey said higher education students prefer digital textbooks and another said the same students prefer print books? The quandary.

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Print vs. Digital — the Student’s Perspective

Posted by Dean Asher on Feb 11, 2015 10:00:00 PM

These days, it seems easier than ever to repeat the popular mantra: "Print is Dead."

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