EBooks as teaching strategy - Preliminary investigation
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AbstractBesides serving as tools for leisure-reading and self-learning, Books can be effective in the facilitation of teaching and learning. Teachers can proactively make use of eBooks to facilitate teaching and learning. The Mobile Learning Project at The Chinese University of Hong Kong was exploring the use of eBooks from teachers' perspective. This paper was about two cases in which teachers created the eBooks themselves rather than using commercially prepared materials. In one case, the eBooks became reference materials for students to freely refer to when they were in need of more information. In the second case the eBooks created were tightly integrated with curriculum such they were required weekly readings that matched the weekly topics of the course. Much care had also been paid to make the eBooks viewable on the majority of students' handheld devices. Surveys and download statistics of the eBooks were used for evaluation. The findings pointed us to both promises and challenges. © 2011 Kevin Wong, Ching Liong, Zhi-Xiu Lin, Michael Lower & Paul Lam.
All Author(s) ListWong K., Liong C., Lin Z.-X., Lower M., Lam P.
Name of ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education - "Changing demands, changing directions", ASCILITE 2011
Start Date of Conference04/12/2011
End Date of Conference07/12/2011
Place of ConferenceHobart, TAS
Country/Region of ConferenceAustralia
Pages1343 - 1352
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsEBooks, Mobile devices, Mobile learning

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