This case study examines the use of eBooks and eReaders as an extension of the usual Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS). This initiative was undertaken as part of the DUCKLING research project (Delivering University Curricula: Knowledge, Learning and Innovation Gains) conducted by the Beyond Distance Research Alliance at the University of Leicester in the UK.
While the context of this study involves distance students, using electronic books can have applications in any discipline where students are required to undertake a significant amount of reading. This case study discusses some advantages of using eBooks, and outlines the process involved in creating and uploading them to an eReader device.
Download the supporting PDF file for this episode http://bit.ly/f1v3iH from the Learning to Teach Online project website.
Shared by Roger Gardner.
I use these videos in the e-learning module of the University of Bristol's Teaching and Learning in Higher Education programme. Part of the module allows academics to explore areas of e-learning that interest them, and this excellent selection of video case studies offers a range of examples of practice. Staff can explore individual cases which they are encouraged to analyse in terms of why technology is being used, what are the benefits and potential issues. This reflection is then used to help inform their own planning of a technology-enhanced learning activity.
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