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How do we learn better: digital or print?

Nowadays, parents are always complaining that their kids are always on their cell phones. “No Snapchat at the dinner table!” they cry.

Turns out they may be onto something.

Studies from researchers at Dartmouth College and Carnegie Mellon University show that readers often process information differently on a screen than on print.

The studies had participants play a game, read a short story, and analyze a list of car facts. The only thing that changed was the format – an iPad versus paper.

What did they find? Our guest, Geoff Kauffman, is a co-author of those studies. He joins host Stephen Smith to talk about the results of his research and its implications for teaching.