Digital Reading In Digital Age

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Digital readings may have its benefits comChallenges of reading in Digital Age
Digital readings may have its benefits compared to printed readings. For example, digital readings such as e-books are useful for readers. According to Hanho Jeong (2012), two of the most popular reasons for using e-books include their “searchability” and the fact that they are available 24 hours a day. Readers can read anytime and at anywhere as well they want. Readers also can find specific content more efficiently by using some search strategies like Boolean, truncation, wildcard, and keywords. This probably will save both time and energy on searching.
In the other hand, digital reading also using less paper and environmental friendly. It also provides fewer space
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Not only that, in digital reading, the “font size be changed as desired” (Nilgün Tosun, 2014). This is because the certain reading material can have a too small font and it can cause the reader unable enjoying their reading. But, with digital reading, it is really useful because readers can instantly adjust the font size or change their darkness. As a result, they will easily and enjoy reading that material on the screen.
In another side, digital reading also may face some kind of challenges which have been highlighted. Eye fatigue is one of the side effects when reading on screen. Reading on the screen may cause eye strain than reading on printed material. This is because the reader’s eye can feel tiredness when reading on longer time. A study stated that most students grew tired of reading on the screen and this tiredness could have an adverse effect on both reading comprehension and the perception of e-books (Hanho Jeong, 2012).
Having electronic devices is the main element for digital readings purpose. Readers can able to read so many materials such as an online book, article, journal, news, and other information by using them. But, “the reader device has limited battery life and has to be charged” (Darlene Waller,
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For example, printed reading such as books, magazines cannot be simply edited, correct and update the data than digital reading. It needs to reprint to be updated versions. This can involve cost and time. Readers need to wait for the new reprint to get updated information.
Last but not least, preservation of material is another one challenge for printed reading. Printed readings need a proper preservation to maintain their physical materials. The need to store in suitable temperature, lighting to avoid from damaged. Not only that, it also needs to make sure the places that stored the material is clean. This means that the printed materials must be protected from damage from dirt, insects or rodents or infestation by molds. pared to printed readings. For example, digital readings such as e-books are useful to readers. According to Hanho Jeong (2012), two of the most popular reasons for using e-books include their “searchability” and the fact that they are available 24 hours a day. Readers can read anytime and at anywhere as well they want. Readers also can find specific content more efficiently by using some of the search strategies like Boolean, truncation, wildcard, and keywords. This probably will save both time and energy on

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