"Most studies point to better reading comprehension from printed material, researcher says."
However, the difference is minimal and both the researcher and her children prefer screens. Dr. Virginia Clinton's research also found that reading nonfiction resulted in the same level of comprehension when reading on paper or screen. It is nonfiction that seems to have a higher level of comprehension for the reader when reading paper text as opposed to text on a screen. The issue seems to be that students in an increasing number of cases don't have the choice of whether to choose paper or screen since paper books in schools.