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ERIC Number: EJ1113357
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1537-2456
Do E-Textbooks Impact Learning Outcomes?
Fike, David; Fike, Renea
International Journal on E-Learning, v15 n3 p313-325 Aug 2016
The primary focus of this study was to determine if student learning outcomes in an undergraduate Statistics course differed based upon the type of textbook used (e-textbook or hardcopy). Fifty-six students enrolled in the course were allowed to choose textbook type. After controlling for student demographics and academic preparedness, student learning outcomes for those who used the hardcopy textbook were significantly higher than for those who used the web-based e-textbook. Though e-textbooks offer many potential benefits to students, this finding suggests that adoption of e-textbooks within courses should be guided by the impact on student learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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