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Reading in A Digital Age: e-Books Are Students Ready For This Learning Object?
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, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, United States ; , Fayetteville State University, United States ; , University of Maryland Eastern Shore, United States

IJELLO Volume 3, Number 1, ISSN 1552-2237 Publisher: Informing Science Institute

Abstract

E-Books are a type of e-content based learning object whose benefits may include: hyper linking, nonlinearity, data density, customizability, greater distribution, low costs, search ability, and other multimedia features (Shiratuddin, Hassan, & Landoni, 2003). Originally introduced in the late 1990’s, the growth of e-books has been sluggish. Midgley reported (as cited in Wilson, 2003) that while proponents believe that e-books will come to change the way we understand reading and represent the future of reading in this digital age, critics explain that reading on a screen is an unpleasant experience that has, and will continue to, stymie the growth of e-books (Weeks, 2002). Concurrently, Prensky (2001) reports that the new generation of students entering higher education, the “Millennials”, are fascinated by new technologies and considers it as a natural part of their environment. This paper represents the findings of students’ reported experiences and per- ceptions of e-books at a historically Black university.

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Buzzetto-More, N., Guy, R. & Elobaid, M. (2007). Reading in A Digital Age: e-Books Are Students Ready For This Learning Object?. Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects, 3(1), 239-250. Informing Science Institute. Retrieved February 25, 2020 from .

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