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Improving Grade One Students’ Reading Motivation with Online Electronic Storybooks
ARTICLE

, Brock University, Canada

Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Volume 21, Number 1, ISSN 1055-8896 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

This qualitative study stemmed from a concern of the perceived decline in students’ reading motivation after the early years of schooling. The current research explored eight grade 1 students’ experiences with online electronic storybooks (eBooks). Eight students were given ten 25-minute sessions with the software programs over 15 weeks. Pre-program, interim-program, and post-program qualitative data were collected from students, teachers, and parents through questionnaires, interviews, provincial report cards, observations, and field notes. The results suggest the promise of online eBooks in supporting students with reading and/or behavioural difficulties.

Citation

Ciampa, K. (2012). Improving Grade One Students’ Reading Motivation with Online Electronic Storybooks. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 21(1), 5-28. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 22, 2019 from .