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ERIC Number: EJ1000887
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-2166-160X
The New Trinkets of Reading
Hill, Rebecca
School Library Monthly, v29 n2 p15-17 Nov 2012
When it comes to reading formats, readers can take their pick from a variety of choices, and the new face at this party is the enhanced eBook. Videos are embedded. Music plays at certain intervals. Artwork and graphics fade in and out. They are like someone all dressed up for a party; enhanced eBooks are, in essence, prettier and more enticing than the stand-by wallflower, the book. No one knows yet just how long these enhanced eBooks will be around or the impact that they will make on reading. They are simply too new. But publishers are pushing the envelope because current eBook sales have had such mammoth growth. Authors, too, are taking the leap to enhance their books and straddle the line between the book and technology and between reading and entertainment. Though evidence exists that the youngest generation is, without a doubt, the most deft at using these digital devices, whether or not they contribute to comprehension or just deeper reading is still in question. Bells and whistles aside, educators still have an obligation to teach their students with the best possible tools available to meet their individual learning needs. What strategies will aid comprehension and how to use them will be the biggest challenge. But whether or not enhanced eBooks will have any effect is a question still up for debate.
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Language: English
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