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Smithsonian Researchers Promote E-Reading for Those with Dyslexia

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Smithsonian Experts Find E-readers Can Make Reading Easier for Those with Dyslexia

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Miriam Schcolnik's curator insight, September 21, 2013 3:36 AM

This is a very interesting study. If reading can be made easier that way, then e-textbooks should definitely help dyslexic students cope with their course materials.

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Ebooks on Campus: Understanding What Drives Adoption

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The textbook market has long been ahead of the rest of the publishing industry when it comes to digital books.

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Research shows students perform well regardless of reading print or digital books

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(Phys.org) —Research by an Indiana State University doctoral student found that students did equally well on a test whether reading from a digital book or a printed one.

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Computers can't replace schoolbooks

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A growing number of primary and secondary schools are participating in the government's campaign to adopt electronic textbooks, with a view to eventually making them the main source of learning....

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Miriam Schcolnik's curator insight, September 21, 2013 3:59 AM

The author's main argument is actually about validity, even though the word is not used. Teach need to match the teaching method (and not just content) so as to be valid. I think a better title for this article would be "Computers can't replace schoolbooks IN HONG KONG YET".

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Technology makes higher education accessible to disabled students

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Instead of lugging heavy textbooks about, disabled students now have the option of e-textbooks that present content in a variety of ways to suit the reader.


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Miriam Schcolnik's curator insight, May 4, 2013 4:36 AM

The adaptability of digital text and the tools available when using digital technologies make e-textbooks suitable for all readers. 

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The Future of Tablets in Education: Potential Vs. Reality of Consuming Media | MindShift

The Future of Tablets in Education: Potential Vs. Reality of Consuming Media | MindShift | L'ebook e la scuola | Scoop.it

Focused and connected modes of reading are both vital, but they require different habits, disciplines and settings, and they serve different ends.


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Miriam Schcolnik's curator insight, May 10, 2013 3:15 AM

Interesting article  (the first of a series of articles) by Justin Reich discussing different ways of reading and the need for changes in teacher professional development around education technology.

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Students Reading E-books Learn Equally as those Reading Printed Books

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A study suggests that students reading e-books learn just as good as those reading printed books.

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Abi James's curator insight, June 28, 2013 2:09 PM

We need more studies like this to us understnad how technolgoy is changing the reading experience.

 

No difference in reading comprehension using a tablet or a printed book. 88 percent of the students had read e-books using laptops, desktops and netbooks but only 51 percent had used a tablet. In fact, 36 percent was using their mobile phone to read most of the time.