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2016 UCF Mobile & eTextbook Survey Report

To appreciate the landscape of this emerging technology on campus, a comparative study on adoption of mobile learning and eTextbooks at the University of Central Florida (UCF) is being conducted. In 2012, UCF’s Center for Distributed Learning (CDL) distributed the

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U.S. Perceptions of the eText Landscape: Part 3

In the final post of her three part series, Aimee delves deeper into the research conducted at the University of Central Florida (UCF) to better understand the digital landscape on campus. Part one looked at the trends contributing to an underwhelming

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U.S. Perceptions of the E-Text Landscape, Part 2

I was invited by the University of Manchester to post in their Books Right Here Right Now blog about the U.S. perceptions of the e-text landscape. The first post discussed the general U.S. landscape, and highlights a few exceptional instances.

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U.S. Perceptions of the E-Text Landscape

I was invited by the University of Manchester to post in their Books Right Here Right Now blog about the U.S. perceptions of the e-text landscape. This post discusses the general U.S. landscape, and highlights a few exceptional instances. http://blog.brhrn.library.manchester.ac.uk/2015/09/25/us-perceptions-of-the-e-text-landscape/

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Exploring Students’ E-Textbook Practices in Higher Education

This article published in EDUCAUSE Review Online explores eTextbook use at UCF, comparing two years of survey data. Generally, it was found that eTextbook use has increased 18%. Low cost and convenience remain the most important factors to select an

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Facilitating Professional Development of Mobile and eTextbook Technologies: A Special Interest Group Approach

This article from the Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education was written by Aimee deNoyelles and Ryan Seilhamer. We explore the creation and development of the Mobile/eTextbook Focus Group at UCF. Facilitating Professional Development of Mobile and eTextbook Technologies:

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eTextbook Essentials

UCF’s eTextbook Team at the Center for Distributed Learning has developed an online professional development course called eTextbook Essentials. It is open to UCF instructors, and will eventually be open to instructors from other universities. The course is modular and allows individuals to work through the experience

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2014 UCF Mobile & eTextbook Survey Report

Mobile technologies are playing an increasingly important role in college students’ academic lives. The New Media Consortium’s 2014 Horizon Report listed mobile apps and mobile learning as key emerging technologies that have potential relevance to teaching, learning, and creative inquiry

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2014 UCF Mobile & eTextbook Survey Report

The final research report has been moved to the following: 2014 UCF Mobile & eTextbook Survey Report    

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Exploring Students’ eTextbook Practices in Higher Education

This article from the Journal of Information Fluency was written by Aimee deNoyelles and Baiyun Chen. We explore eTextbook practices, and through our 2012 survey, identify the need to better educate both students and faculty in the best practices of

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