An Experimental Study of Digital Reading Experiences

Chien-Hong Chao, Huey-Wen Chou, Chih-Hao Tu


With the popularity of the Internet and the development of information technology, digital reading has affected human reading styles. In essence, digital reading is different from conventional reading in many ways. The aim of this research focuses primarily on exploring the differences in reading behaviors among different digital reading devices. Results reveal that the reading experience on the Tablet PC is superior to that on the other two digital devices. Subjects in the Tablet PC group demonstrate the highest preference in terms of depth reading which implies that Tablet PC should be the most appropriate device for digital learning platform in the future. Discussion and suggestions are in the conclusions at the end of this paper.



Digital reading, Reading behaviors, eBook reader, Tablet PC, Reading experiences.

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