ERIC Number: ED537584
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May-2
Reference Count: 0
eTexts: The Wave of the Future?
Education Partnerships, Inc.
What do principals need to know about the use of electronic textbooks? Students, referred to as the Millennials or the Net Generation, born between 1980 and the present, have very different learning styles than those of previous generations. They were born into a world of everyday applications of technology and have utilized it from a very young age. In order to stay current and successfully prepare students for the world beyond high school, educators must meaningfully integrate and employ technology in the instructional program. The latest technological tool is the electronic reader (eReader) that uses digital texts (eTexts). The use of eReaders and eTexts is an emerging technology with little clear research about its use or impact on student learning. They are an attractive option because students are comfortable with the use of technology, and they open reduce expenditures and allow for more frequent updating of texts. However, their use also has significant instructional implications for teachers and students. (Contains 26 online resources.)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Textbooks, Electronic Publishing, Age Groups, Influence of Technology, Generational Differences, Textbook Selection
Education Partnerships, Inc. Web site: http://www.educationpartnerships.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Education Partnerships, Inc. (EPI)