Comparing brain activation between students who use digital textbooks and those who use conventional paper textbooks

Gyeongae Seomun, Eunjoo Yang, Eun Young Kim, Eun Jung Kim, Wonjung Noh

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of digital textbooks and conventional paper textbooks on brain activation during problem solving among elementary-school students. Subjects included 54 6th grade students who used either digital textbooks or paper textbooks. We measured theta waves, alpha waves, beta waves, and gamma waves using PolyG-I (LAXTHA Inc.). We found significant effects of the textbook type for all brainwaves in the prefrontal lobes. Our results suggest that the use of digital textbooks will enhance the development of cognitive and thinking processes during learning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-242
Number of pages10
JournalNew Educational Review
Volume32
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul 11

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Comparing brain activation between students who use digital textbooks and those who use conventional paper textbooks. / Seomun, Gyeongae; Yang, Eunjoo; Kim, Eun Young; Kim, Eun Jung; Noh, Wonjung.

In: New Educational Review, Vol. 32, No. 2, 11.07.2013, p. 233-242.

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Seomun, Gyeongae ; Yang, Eunjoo ; Kim, Eun Young ; Kim, Eun Jung ; Noh, Wonjung. / Comparing brain activation between students who use digital textbooks and those who use conventional paper textbooks. In: New Educational Review. 2013 ; Vol. 32, No. 2. pp. 233-242.
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