In this webinar, Professor Emerita Naomi Baron of American University discussed the extensive research from the past decade that has explored the nature and impact of reading digitally. While both print and digital have roles to play in schools, the evidence demonstrates that print continues to be important for sustained, critical reading.
Professor Baron is a former Guggenheim Fellow, Fulbright Fellow, and Visiting Scholar at the Stanford Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. For more than thirty years she has been studying the effects of technology on language, including the ways we speak, read, write, and think. Her latest book is How We Read Now: Strategic Choices for Print, Screen, and Audio (2021).