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Print trumps audio and video for learning

Naomi S. Baron is a Professor of Linguistics at the American University in Washington. She has written numerous books about learning and reading, her latest is called How We Read Now. In it she examines the differences between reading from […]

Do students lose depth in digital reading?

Naomi S. Baron, American University Do students learn as much when they read digitally as they do in print? For both parents and teachers, knowing whether computer-based media are improving or compromising education is a question of concern. With the […]

Read books and sleep better

The mattress review site Sleep Junkie recently published a survey about bedtime reading habits and sleeping patterns. They surveyed over 2,000 people in the US and analysed answers from 1,000 respondents who either read frequently before falling asleep or not. […]

Green Square Library in Sydney

The renaissance of public libraries

The award winning Green Square underground library is one shining example of a new generation of libraries, built as community centres and multi-functional spaces for study, work and leisure. In the past libraries were quiet places, ruled by nerdy librarians, […]