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ERIC Number: ED563672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 109
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-3035-3597-0
An Active Reading Intervention for the Electronic Career Development Course (eCDC) Program
Isreal, Kenith R.
ProQuest LLC, D.Ed. Dissertation, Capella University
Electronic books have rapidly moved through the entertainment community and are rapidly making their way into the academic environment. Public and private schools, libraries and training organizations use eBooks for research and instruction. This study sought to enhance the learning habits of students taking self-paced correspondence courses delivered in the eBook format. Course distributors produce courses formatted for personal computers, tablets, and a host of electronic devices. This study limited its focus to eBook courses taken on personal computers in military work center environments. Research techniques use the mix method (quantitative/qualitative) approach to data collection and analysis. The sample audience for this study was 44 persons filling supervisor (S = 22) and trainee (T = 22) duty positions at four military installations. The trainee participants used the eBook courses configured with text markup features to complete skill advancement training; supervisors directed volume completion and managed the training programs. The intervention taught participants how to study eBooks by introducing an active reading process and text markup techniques to enhance their existing learning habits. Learning habits were assessed using the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire prior to and after the application of techniques presented in the researcher designed active reading and eBook text markup guide. The study revealed differences in learning habits of participants in supervisory roles as compared to participants in trainee positions. The study also revealed how learning techniques used to study printed material could be transferred to material delivered in eBook formats as long as the eBooks had a text markup configuration. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire