Paper Book vs Electronic One. Part 2by Wedoessay
Electronic books hide kinesthetic signals, and this is another reason why so many students were disappointed by the eBook. When students do not create cognitive maps that they can rely on, the information retrieval process takes significantly longer, reducing mental resources for other tasks. Also, there is a decrease in the desired level of productivity. Of course, you can provide eBooks with tools such as scroll and progress bars that can help in creating a cognitive map, but it is unlikely that the digital book will ever be able to provide a rich and intuitive set of physical signals that the printed book gives.