Students select the e-text
tab and the full textbook is opened onto the desktop, with the Table of Contents appearing on the left side of the screen.
An Empirical Evaluation of a Broad Ranging E-Text
Adoption with Recommendations for Improving Deployment Success for Students, e-Journal of Business Education & Scholarship of Teaching, 10(2), 1-14.
The first set of data was collected from a questionnaire on students' background: Prior online learning experience, prior e-text
use, computer/Internet use, course load, language use (English, Spanish, other), and age.
Courseload is an aggregator and distributor of e-texts
and digital course materials.
In September 2013, HCT went live with an e-text
book system, with all student text books available through Blackboard, eliminating the need for hard copies of books.
College degrees in new media prepare students for creative careers in filmmaking, television, animation, social media, e-text
and web publication, graphic design, and audio and visual arts, Whereas 20 years ago a simple one-size-fits-all approach worked well for college students interested in careers as creative writers, artists, and designers, today's technologies redefine the skill sets needed to succeed in the real world of those industries.
The National Education Technology Plan highlights the importance of learning from e-text
, and the Digital Textbook Collaborative (2012) offers a blueprint for designing and using e-texts
"There isn't a whole of consistency from publisher to publisher, and even from textbook to textbook as to what the e-text
looks like, the format that it's in and the ancillaries that go with it," she says.
But in another quirky way that makes me uniquely qualified to give the Rip Van Winkle perspective on how e-text
and online information accessibility in higher education have changed in 20 years, and what challenges persist.
The frequent use of what are called "checkpoint" questions throughout the online e-text
, for example, is based on evidence that the close interweaving of instruction and assessment substantially increases the amount of material read by each student and improves retention.
Consumer spending on mobile apps stores and e-text
content is expected to triple by 2016 — from $18 billion in 2012 to $61 billion, Sabia added.
The modules include lab simulation activities and interactive e-text
chapters that focus on specific concepts.