What do students say about Digital books vs. Printed books
A recent article published in the New Republic, interviewed the latest book “Words Onscreen: The Fate of Reading in a Digital World” author Naomi Baron, a professor of linguistics at American University. She shed light on the facts surfaced from a survey she conducted with her colleagues of around 300 university students studying at U.S., Germany, Japan and Slovakia. The survey reflected a clear preference for printed material with around 92% of the total surveyed populace preferring printed hard copies over digital material (tablets, eBook readers, cell phone, or laptops).
We at Docsity, decided to indulge in to the debate spurred by the article, and bring out the arguments from both sides which approve and disapprove the outcome of the survey. Presented below are the arguments presented by students for Books and eBooks, in an online discussion.