Harder-to-read fonts boost student learning

An article in Cognition looks at a study undertaken to see if students who have to concentrate more on reading fonts engage more closely with the material.

Diemand-Yauman, C., Oppenheimer, D., and Vaughan, E. (2011). Fortune favors the Bold (and the Italicized): Effects of disfluency on educational outcomes. Cognition, 118 (1), 111-115 DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2010.09.012

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