Editor’s note: Okay so this is a mega list but worthy of a scan as it has been compiled by TED speakers and offers a broad range of topics and styles.
Curated from online.wsj.com Some reasons why you should read more intently and…
Editor’s note: Immersing yourself in a fictional story can lead to changes in brain function for up to five days, according to a recent study.
Editor’s note: I chanced upon this list from Jurgen Appelo. It is worth sharing because it covers a huge range of topics relevant to L&D – from performance reviews to publishing. A great reading list for Christmas and the New Year.
Editor’s note: This article will bring you up to speed on how the ebook market is developing. If you consider yourself to be a publisher then this is a must-read.
Editor’s note: A look at the forthcoming film Out of print and the future/death of print.
Editor’s note: Taking the main components of a digital experience are content, context and the user, this article explores assessment methods and some considerations that would improve the overall reading experience.
Subjective impressions do not mirror online reading effort: concurrent EEG-eyetracking evidence from the reading of books and digital media
Editor’s note: Older people tend to dislike e-readers, but expend less cognitive effort using them than when reading real books. This research looks into how we perform as readers across different devices.
Editor’s note: Recollecting Facebook posts is easier than recalling the same information in a book. It also takes less effort to remember posted patter than someone’s face, according to new research.
Editor’s note: Maybe a slightly overstated headline but worthy of attention as iPads in particular are good for helping the visually impaired to be able to read text.
Editor’s note: You probably did know this but worth a reminder as barriers to learning exist in all their many forms in the wider context of the learner. Stress is just one factor.
Editor’s note: So how did Victorians deal with the fire hose of information that was the explosion in book publishing?
Editor’s note: Researchers are looking into the effects on the brain of reading Jane Austen. The experiment focuses on literary attention, or more specifically, the cognitive dynamics of the different kinds of focus we bring to reading.