The changing landscape of e-textbooks: smarter, interactive and engaging learning

Kwan, I., Wright, T. and Rhodes, G. 2014. The changing landscape of e-textbooks: smarter, interactive and engaging learning. Westminster Learning and Teaching Symposium. Marylebone, London

TitleThe changing landscape of e-textbooks: smarter, interactive and engaging learning
AuthorsKwan, I., Wright, T. and Rhodes, G.
TypeConference paper
Abstract

The increasing popularity of texts in electronic format with improved availability from the mid-1990s has resulted in a transformation in the landscape of e-textbook provision. This was hugely driven by new technologies enabling students to view, edit and personalise e-books utilising mobile devices. E-textbooks are now smarter, more interactive and richer in content. These features can be utilised to enhance teaching and as a result students can engage in learning in new ways.
E-textbook provision has proved to be especially viable to support students studying science subjects at L3 & L4. Two large modules in the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) have incorporated the use of electronic resources: A L3 module, using mathematical-related materials as seen in the case in Electronics Network and Computer Engineering (ENCE), using a Pearson text book and on-line e-book/learning resources and a very large L4 Human Anatomy & Physiology (HAP) module in Human & Health Sciences which, for the first time in 2013/14 used a McGraw-Hill self-study resource to support lecture and tutorial material.
Students on the HAP module who have used the McGraw Hill Connect and LearnSmart resources have commented very favourably about how helpful they have been to their learning.

Year2014
ConferenceWestminster Learning and Teaching Symposium

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