The recent work of a research team from the University of Montreal has brought to light an interesting fact: young people with a tablet say they read "for pleasure" in a proportion of 30 %, unlike 5 % for those who do not have any.
The teacher met recently with journalist Daphnée Dion-Viens, from the daily Le Soleil, about these results. We know of his work aimed at understanding the advantages and challenges of using the iPad in the classroom, and it seems that new avenues of research are emerging. We can read in the article: “The team questioned approximately 3,000 young Quebecers attending public high schools about their reading habits. Fewer than 5 % of them said that they had already obtained a paper book which was not compulsory in school, to be read for pleasure. But when we ask these students who use the tablet on a daily basis how many have already obtained a digital book by themselves, without being obliged to, this proportion climbs to nearly 30 %. "
And be careful, we specify that this data does not include the fact of reading Facebook pages or other social networks! The research team found that these are indeed supported texts, like the trilogy The Hunger Games, very popular with teens, or the novels of the series Twilight, for example.
To learn more about the benefits of tablet reading identified by the researcher and his team, see the full article, published on August 16, 2014: " The tablet, the lifeline of reading for young people? "