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Developing an Effective E-Textbook for CS101 Students at UH Hilo: An iBook Instructional Module

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Title: Developing an Effective E-Textbook for CS101 Students at UH Hilo: An iBook Instructional Module
Authors: Torigoe, Helen
Instructor: Leong, Peter
Keywords: e-textbook, e-book, iBook, iBooks Author, CS101, electronic textbook
Issue Date: 16 Apr 2013
Publisher: Technology, Colleges, and Community (TCC) Worldwide Online Conference
Citation: Torigoe, H. (2013, April 16). Developing an Effective E-Textbook for CS101 Students at UH Hilo: An iBook Instructional Module. PowerPoint presented at the 18th Annual Technology, Colleges, and Community Worldwide Online Conference.
Abstract: Today’s college students rely on digital devices to socialize, organize, and search for information. Many are opting for digital learning resources in place of print textbooks; therefore, institutions of higher education need to address students’ changing needs. Recent studies have found that the mere transfer of print books to digital format without interactive components does not affect performance or engagement of students (Larson, 2010; Weisberg, 2011). As CS101 instructors at the University of Hawaii at Hilo consider adapting traditional print resources to digital format, this research project aims to determine effective design and implementation strategies. An interactive e-textbook was developed using iBooks Author with a variety of widgets added to maximize interactivity, learning, motivation and engagement. College and pre-college students voluntarily participated by responding to a survey and a test before learning about HTML from a self-instructional e-textbook. After completing the e-textbook, participants responded to a post-survey and a post-test. Seventy-three percent of participants who completed the e-textbook scored better on the post-test than the pre-test. Most found the interactive widgets helpful and see e-textbooks as a viable alternative to print textbooks.
Description: Presented at the 18th Annual Technology, Colleges, and Community Worldwide Online Conference.
Pages/Duration: 11
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/27113
Rights: Please see the Creative Commons license for this item.
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Appears in Collections:ETEC 690, Spring 2013



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