Thursday, January 24, 2013

To Scroll or not Scroll is the Question

According to this article in Human Factors, scrolling negatively affects the comprehension of complex text in online environments. The negative impact of scrolling is more profound in people with low working memory capacity, caused due to difficulty in integrating information regularly or due to disorientation during reading.

To promote better comprehension and learning in online environments, it is beneficial to organize information in a paginated form with meaningful subheadings.

Photo Credit: Erik Baas, via Wikimedia Commons. 

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