We live in a time of ever faster and in-depth digitization attack. Digital technologies bring great opportunities for the production, use, storage and Transfer of Information and also a challenge, for a number of old-dispensing reading practices. Since four years a group of scientists researching in the areas of reading, writing and publishing from across Europe, the influence of digitisation on the reading practice.

paper and screen require their own forms of processing. In the hybrid reading environment of paper and screens, we live in today, we need to figure out how we the advantages of paper and digital technologies in different age groups and with different objectives can best use.

research shows that paper will remain the preferred reading medium for a single longer text, especially when it comes to a deeper understanding of the texts and the Keep. In addition, paper is the best media for reading long informative texts. Reading long texts is of inestimable value for a number of cognitive performance such as concentration, building a vocabulary, and memory. Therefore, it is important that we preserve the reading of long texts as a sub-multiple reading forms and promote. Since the on-screen reading will continue to grow, we need to find urgent ways, the depth reading long texts in the screen to make it easier environments.

key findings:

to learn Individual differences in the abilities, skills, and assessments for different learning profiles, all of which impact on the ability of children, from digital or printed sources.

Digital texts provide excellent opportunities to tailor the text presentation to individual preferences and needs. Advantages in understanding and Motivation to show where the digital reading environment has been carefully tailored to the respective reader.

Digital environments also cause problems, however. Readers tend to read digital texts more likely to be exaggerated confidence in their comprehension skills than reading printed texts, especially when you are under pressure, which in turn leads to a Skim and a lower concentration on the content of the Read.

A meta-study of fifty-four studies with more than 170000 participants shows that the understanding of long information texts when reading on paper is better than screen to read, especially if readers are under some time pressure. In the case of narrative texts, no differences were found.