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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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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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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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eTextbook Access, Usage and Beliefs: Implications for Adoption in Higher Education

An article based on the Mobile/eTextbook Survey Report has been published in the Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education‘s special issue about exploring socially-mediated spaces for learning. The abstract is available now.

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2012 Mobile/eTextbook Survey Report

In order to appreciate the landscape of the adoption of mobile learning and eTextbooks at UCF, a survey was distributed by the Center for Distributed Learning to 933 students enrolled in online, blended, and face-to-face classes. The participants were surveyed

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Digital Textbook Survey

The Center for Distributed Learning is continuously evaluating new and innovated technologies to further education at UCF.  Being part of the UCF community, you are in a unique position to help us.  Your suggestions and opinions can provide us with

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