Text books versus technology: Which is better for student learning?

valleynews live | April 19, 2019

Now, libraries are changing - with more screens like laptops, tablets, and e-readers moving in. "Students are fascinated with technology, so if you use it well it can be very engaging to them. It helps keep them focused and on task," Soma says."My daughter has actually been really into this eBook series when you get through and then you get to a new eBook," says Virginia Clinton, PhD., an Assistant Professor in Educational Foundations and Research at the University of North Dakota.But new research says this digital shift isn't always a best practice. Clinton analyzed studies comparing student comprehension after reading from traditional paper books to electronic reading devices - and she found paper still holds an edge. "If you spend an amount of time reading from screens or paper, the amount you learn per minute, so to speak, is going to be a little bit better for paper than screens," Clinton says.Clinton also found readers were over confident in their skills when using electronic devices - which could have played a part in lowering their understanding of the text.Still, she says that doesn't mean e-readers don't belong in education - but it does mean print and paper shouldn't go away any time soon.

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Does the organization have a valid and agreed-upon process of what its revenue engine looks like?  Is the marketing function speaking the same language as the sales team? Or are they focusing only on the lead when sales is more interested in pre-qualified, early-stage opportunities? How can sales teams view the entire revenue engine and add insight to opportunities at all stages of development?

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