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Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
Embedded E-books and E-Readers in Distance Learning
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  • 1. Embedded E-books and E-Readers inDistance LearningTerese BirdLearning Technologist and SCORE Research FellowBeyond Distance Research Alliance, University of LeicesterMobiLearnAsia 2012 24-26 October, Sentosa, Singaporewww.le.ac.uk
  • 2. What will we talk about?• Learning advantages of e- readers in DUCKLING project• Criminology iPad and app – one-iPad-per-student• Caveats of e-readers• How to do it• Future-gazing
  • 3. DUCKLING: Delivering University Curriculum:Knowledge, Learning and INnovation Gains• 3 distance programmes in 2 disciplines: – One MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL, Education – Two MSc in Occupational Psychology, Psychology• 4 technologies: Podcasting Wimba Voice Board Sony E-book readers Second Lifehttp://www.le.ac.uk/duckling
  • 4. Purposes of using e-book readers• Increase curriculum flexibility• Accommodate demands of mobile learners• Maximise limited study time• Increase access to essential readings• Cost-saving Photo by Irish Typepad on Flickr
  • 5. The pilot and research28 Sony PRS-505 e-book readers, pre-loaded with course materials andpodcasts, given to 17 TESOL and 11 OP students Instruments TESOL OP TotalBlackboard Survey 17 11 28Cognitive mapping 9 3 12Interviews Causal map
  • 6. Course material conversion epubbud.com Calibre.com
  • 7. Flexibility and mobilitySmall, compact size Continue reading, Bookmark Portability Capacity Photo by Kzeng on Flickr Access from a single Readability device without internet Easy on the eyes Long battery life Photo by Yummy Pancake on Flickr
  • 8. Maximise study time I am using the e-reader to access the unit materials everyday I find that the reader has become an integral part of my day in particular situations Photo by Ed Yourdon on Flickr I do a lot of readings during transit and waiting periods from my e- book readerIve also gotten into the habit of carryingmy reader with me everywhere, and ifIm in a situation where Im waiting for20 minutes I will automatically openthe reader. Photo by Ton Zijlstra on Flickr
  • 9. Cost-saving for students• Causal map: – Saving costs in printing
  • 10. Change in study strategiesChanging strategy The e-book reader changed my way to keep notes and made my study more effective. Before, I used my laptop to write a lot ofin keeping notes notes because I feel I will forget the whole thing if I don’t take them down. But taking notes is time-consuming and not that effective because I never really use the notes. With the e-book reader … I can remember where the material was and go back to the module on the e-reader and look through it. As a result of that, I didn’t take a lot of notes and I don’t think that it [not taking notes] makes a difference to my study.Changing strategy The e-book reader has changed my approach to how I do assignments to some extent. Previously, I started my assignmentsfor reading and after I’ve done all the readings from print. I now start from theapproaches to assignment and then read the material. I’m being more selective now in what I’m reading, and it’s saving me time in a way.assignments Before I just tried to read everything, I worked a lot harder before but I didn’t really get the grades.
  • 11. Co-existence with other devices, personalpreferencesI use my laptop and books for conducting My reading habits areresearch because cross-referencing is highly situationalspeedy and intuitive.I still print out materials when I want tomake notes.I don’t use my e-book reader on publictransport or when travelling becausethose environments are too noisy to read.I prefer to use my e-book reader at Photo by Games Accessories on Flickrhome when I have a quiet time.I use my iPhone if I want a quick checkof the materials.
  • 12. Conclusions and further research• Support for mobile learners• Easier access, better learning?• Additional functions, better learning?• Greener? Photo by Katsuyuki Namba on Flickr
  • 13. One year later…
  • 14. Student Evaluations: first cohort
  • 15. Student Evaluations: first cohort
  • 16. Student Evaluations: first cohort
  • 17. Student Evaluations: first cohort
  • 18. Student Evaluations: first cohort
  • 19. Student Evaluations: first cohort
  • 20. Student Evaluations: first cohort
  • 21. Student Evaluations: first cohort
  • 22. Student Evaluation Summaries• “iPad is built for this type of distance learning study”• Very positive for convenience, immersive multimedia, new ways of working, paperless, no- internet-required• 8 out of 13 respondents reported using the iPad more than the LMS• Wi-fi a problem in some regions (Africa); will use 3G iPads next cohort• Amazon books cannot be purchased in some countries
  • 23. Two new distance programs• Another one-iPad-per-student but completely DIY using iBooks Author• Attempted one-Kindle-Touch-per-student did not happen
  • 24. How to make ebooks• Epub: Word -> html -> Calibre -> epub• Epubbud.com• Epub is good for all e-readers except Kindle• Kindle Mobi: Word -> html -> Calibre -> mobi• IF iPad, then ibooks using iBooks Author, or stick with pdf• IF you need for every single kind of device: use iBooks Author for ibooks and pdf, and Pages for epub. But you must cut and paste afresh into Pages. If you must use Windows, use InDesign.
  • 25. iTunes U Courses make it easy
  • 26. The Future? Photo by opensourceway on Flickr
  • 27. The Future is Apple … for now … sort of• Worldwide customer service• Infrastructure• Apple is making it easy• IF you have confidence in another tablet hardware, just post your epub and pdf docs on a website, students will use tablet to connect to website, and you have it sorted. Photo by cattias.photos on Flickr
  • 28. With thanks for prior work to…• Ming Nie• Gabi Witthaus• Kelly Barkland• Alejandro Armellini
  • 29. MSc in Learning Innovation http://go.le.ac.uk/mscli
  • 30. Thank you!Any questions?

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