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ERIC Number: EJ951836
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
Electronic versus Traditional Textbooks: A Comparison of College Textbook Formats
Siebenbruner, J.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v22 n3 p75-92 2011
The author's quasi-experimental study compares undergraduate students' academic performance and experiences as a function of using electronic (n = 117) versus traditional (n = 116) textbooks in a developmental psychology course. Student exam scores did not differ significantly as a function of textbook format. Students who used the traditional textbook believed that the readings contributed more to their learning than did their counterparts, but no other academic experience differences emerged. Textbook format preference appeared to be tied, in part, to the textbook cost. Finally, use of the electronic textbook yielded a mixed evaluation. The results have implications for college textbook selection. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A