In a recent usability survey, Jakob Nielsen of product development consultancy Nielsen Norman Group discovered that it takes longer to read books on a Kindle or an iPad versus a printed book, CNN reports. The study found that reading speeds declined by 6.2 percent on the iPad and 10.7 percent on the Kindle when compared to print. However, Nielsen conceded that the differences in reading speed between the two devices were not "statistically significant, because of the data's fairly high variability"—in other words, the study did not prove that the iPad allowed for faster reading than the Kindle. A total...

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Denny Carter

Dennis has covered higher education technology since April 2008, having interviewed some of the most recognized IT pros in U.S. colleges and universities. He is always updating eCampus News with the latest in pressing ed-tech issues, such as the growing i