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Memory Retention: iPad vs Print

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With desktops diminishing and tablets becoming king, how will education be affected?

Is learning on tablets like the iPad better than old fashion pens and paper?

Who will win the battle in the classroom, Digital or Print?

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Memory Retention: iPad vs Print

  1. 1. Memory Retention:iPad vs Print
  2. 2. 1 iPads are the fastest growing mobile device in Australia. It’s predicted that 18% of Australian’s will own an iPad by the end of 2011 (Nielsen 2011)2 Do iPads have a negative impact on learning?www.socialmediaeducationgroup.com Memory Retention: iPad vs Print
  3. 3. 4 International research found memory retention was 20% lower when reading from an iPad compared to print (Miratech 2011)5 What does this mean for classroom practice?www.socialmediaeducationgroup.com Memory Retention: iPad vs Print
  4. 4. 6 To maximise memory retention, classroom learning needs to combine digital and print materials7 Encouraging memory skills should remain a focus of classroom teachingwww.socialmediaeducationgroup.com Memory Retention: iPad vs Print
  5. 5. 8 In 5 years the desktop computer will be dead as the majority of people will access the internet via a mobile device9 Tablet devices like the iPad will dominatewww.socialmediaeducationgroup.com Memory Retention: iPad vs Print
  6. 6. References Miratech (2011), White papers: ‘Readers are more likely to skim over articles on an iPad than in a newspaper’. Available: http://www.miratech.com/blog/eye-tracking-etude-iPad-vs-jour- nal.html Nielsen (2011), ‘Australian Online Consumer Report’. Available: http://au.nielsen.com/site/documents/AustralianOnlineConsum- ersReportMediaRelease.pdfwww.socialmediaeducationgroup.com Memory Retention: iPad vs Print
  7. 7. www.socialmediaeducationgroup.com Call 1300 308 468Join our E-newlsetter and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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