The Digital Consumption Epidemic: A story of Too Long, Didn't Read.

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A flipbook designed to raise awareness of the effect that digital reading has on not only our education, but our ability to read offline and in other settings as well. Glaring statistics and clear narration aim to convince the viewer that this is in fact a prevalent issue facing consumers of digital media.

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The Digital Consumption Epidemic: A story of Too Long, Didn't Read.

  1. 1. Too Long; Didn’t Read Photo  credit:  h,ps://www.flickr.com/photos/94382772@N00/5079690118      
  2. 2. TL;  DR  is  an  acronym  used  on  Internet  discussion  boards  and  social  media  which    stands  for  “too  long;  didn’t  read”.  However,  the  implicaUons  of  this  phenomenon   reach  far  beyond  our  Facebook  pages.   Photo  credit:  h,ps://www.flickr.com/photos/kchrist/2192554733/    
  3. 3. The  average  online  reader  will  quit  aXer  viewing   only  18%  of  a  given  arUcle.   Photo  credit:  h,p://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/50/Trompe_l'oeuil_Collage_F_18_Jh.jpg  
  4. 4. Not  only  does  this  affect  society  as  a  whole,     but  as  students,  we  should  be  especially  perturbed.   We  rely  on  deep-­‐thinking  and  reading  every  day  in   our  studies.   Photo  credit:  h,p://www.flickr.com/photos/abee5/8314929977/  
  5. 5. I  worry  that  the  superficial  way  we   read  during  the  day  is  affecUng  us   when  we  have  to  read  with  more  in-­‐ depth  processing”.     -­‐  Maryanne  Wolf,      TuXs  University  NeuroscienUst   Photo  credit:  h,p://penguinplaysrough.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/tree-­‐of-­‐codes1.jpg    
  6. 6. In  2012,  CollegeBoard  (the  company  which   organizes  the  SAT’s)  released  shocking  data   poinUng  out  that  students  who  took  the     test  that  year  had  scored  the  lowest  scores   since  1972  on  the  English/Reading  secUon.  The   average  student  scored  496  out  of  800.   Students  simply  are  not  as  prepared  as  they   used  to  be  when  compleUng  university  level   reading  and  wriUng.     Photo  credit:  h,p://www.flickr.com/photos/83633410@N07/7658051014/    
  7. 7. The  ability  to  not  only  read,  but  to  read     deeply,  read  effecUvely,  and  read  criUcally,  is  a   gateway  for  knowledge.  Without  these  skills,   students  will  inevitably  struggle.   Photo  credit:  h,p://images.cdn.fotopedia.com/flickr-­‐281194868-­‐hd.jpg    
  8. 8. A  Swedish  study  by   Erik  Wastlund  found  that...   You  are  less  a,enUve,   and  have  a  harder  Ume   remembering  text  on   a  screen.   Photo  credit:  h,p://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/65/Amazon_Kindle_Fire_HD_8.9%22_Tablet_Japanese_EdiUon.JPG    
  9. 9. Digital  technology  has     increased  our  access  to     informaUon,  yet       simultaneously  hurt  our     ability  to  digest  it.   Photo  credit:  h,p://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5c/IPad_1_PSD_Mockup.png  
  10. 10. “51%  of  Americans  are   acUve  on  Facebook”   “50%  of  Americans  can  not  read  a  eighth-­‐grade  level  book”     Photo  credit:  h,p://www.markeUngfacts.nl/berichten/maak-­‐je-­‐facebook-­‐plannen-­‐op-­‐orde-­‐in-­‐2-­‐webinars     Photo  credit:  h,p://pixabay.com/en/book-­‐open-­‐pages-­‐library-­‐books-­‐92771/    
  11. 11. How  can  students  be  prepared  to  read  these?....   Photo  credit:  h,ps://www.flickr.com/photos/78572993@N00/2226696853/  
  12. 12. When  half  of  American   adults  can  not  read     something  like  this..   Photo  credit:  h,ps://www.flickr.com/photos/sewtechnicolor/6320407696/    
  13. 13. Maybe   it  is   *me  for   more     of   this…   Photo  credit:  h,ps://www.flickr.com/photos/uniinnsbruck/3723226694    
  14. 14. and  less  of  this…   Photo  credit:  h,p://www.flickr.com/photos/markrabo/4528466050/    
  15. 15. In  the  absence  of  Parkinson’s  or  Alzheimer’s  disease,   The  human  brain  remains   relaUvely  plasUc  throughout   life.   Photo  credit:  h,ps://www.flickr.com/photos/lapolab/5525841894/  
  16. 16. With  a  li,le  pracUce  and  changing  a  few  bad  habits,  we  can  change  how   we  think,  and  how  we  read.  We  can  change  this…   Photo  credit:  h,ps://www.flickr.com/photos/jayswww/445116523/    
  17. 17.    Into  this,            and  take                back  our      knowledge   Photo  credit:  h,ps://www.flickr.com/photos/kimmanleyort/8362370052    
  18. 18. So  challenge  the  norm.  Get  out  there  and  pick  up  one  of  these.   Read  from  cover  to  cover.  Connect,  learn,  and  wonder.   Photo  credit:  h,ps://www.flickr.com/photos/ruifernandes/4895386733/    
  19. 19. Who     knows   It  might  be  a  li,le   more  social  than  you   think!   Photo  credit:  h,ps://www.flickr.com/photos/digitalnc/8264906078    
  20. 20. StaUsUc  References:     h,p://www.nngroup.com/arUcles/how-­‐li,le-­‐do-­‐users-­‐read/     h,p://www.washingtonpost.com/local/serious-­‐reading-­‐takes-­‐a-­‐hit-­‐from-­‐online-­‐scanning-­‐   and-­‐skimming-­‐researchers-­‐say/2014/04/06/088028d2-­‐b5d2-­‐11e3-­‐b899-­‐20667de76985_   story.html         h,p://www.washingtonUmes.com/news/2012/sep/24/high-­‐school-­‐grads-­‐reading-­‐skills-­‐hit-­‐   new-­‐low-­‐most-­‐/?page=all     h,ps://gupea.ub.gu.se/handle/2077/4693     h,p://www.prdaily.com/Main/ArUcles/Study_51_percent_of_Americans_use_   Facebook_7826.aspx         h,p://raisingbookworms.com/resources/reading-­‐and-­‐literacy-­‐staUsUcs/        

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