What can an e-book offer you and your students?

Omar, Davina ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9134-1166 (2018) What can an e-book offer you and your students? In: UWL Festival of Learning and Teaching, 27 June 2018, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

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This talk will examine each part of teaching and learning process and consider how an e-book can be incorporated into the heart of the module and course. Learning resources underpin each topic and are most beneficial to students when they are seamlessly included whether that be as part of the lecture, tutorial, lab, assignment etc. E-books have revolutionised the ability to incorporate material which had previously been locked down to the physical entity of the book. Having the e-book as part of the seminar means students can access their notes/highlights, refer back or search the e-book, critical analyse the text within the seminar and see the e-book as part of the class. Berg, Hoffman and Dawson (2010) research found “significant differences” between book mediums in connection to the strategies used and expectations of the students. The non-linear approaches students use with e-books was also highlighted in the research of Zhang, Niu and Promann (2017). Baron, Calixte and Havewala (2017) research found that “91.8% of all respondents indicated they perceived that they concentrated best when reading in print” whilst Kretzschmar et.al. research didn’t support that there is more effort needed to read the e-book. There appears to still be a mixed picture in student’s feelings towards and use of e-books and the talk will cover some of these key areas to look at how incorporating the material into the curriculum can have advantages.


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Berg, S.A., Hoffmann, K. and Dawson, D. (2010) Not on the Same Page: Undergraduates' Information Retrieval in Electronic and Print Books. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 36(6), pp. 518-525

Kretzschmar, F., Pleimling, D., Hosemann, J., Fossel, S., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I. and Schlesewsky, M. (2013) 'Subjective impressions do not mirror online reading effort: Concurrent EEG-eyetracking evidence from the reading of books and digital media', PloS one, 8(2), pp. e56178

Zhang, T., Niu, X. and Promann, M. (2017) 'Assessing the user experience of e-books in academic libraries', College & Research Libraries, 78(5), pp. 578.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Subjects: Library and information sciences
Depositing User: Davina Omar
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2018 08:49
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:26
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/5237

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