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ERIC Number: EJ1144184
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1642-1027
Selecting an E-(Text)Book: Evaluation Criteria
Marczak, Mariusz
Teaching English with Technology, v13 n1 p29-41 2013
This paper aims to propose a repository of pre-use evaluation criteria for language teachers who wish to introduce e-books or e-textbooks to their own teaching practices. By selectively using a set of such criteria, they will be able to evaluate to what extent a given e-book/e-textbook lends itself to utilisation within their own teaching context. The paper briefly reviews the potential advantages of technology-enhanced language teaching. Then, it presents a range of manners in which e-books have been defined, outlines their most essential features, and demonstrates exemplary classifications of e-book types. The evaluation criteria proposed are informed by an analysis of three independent studies into the guidelines for e-book and e-textbook design, as well as the types and features of e-books presented within the paper. The outcome is a list of evaluation criteria pertaining to three aspects of an e-book: (i) layout and design; (ii) content and functionalities; and (iii) the reading device, file format and distribution.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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