Impact of eBooks: exploring student health, learning and implications for policy and practice

Impact of eBooks

eBooks are a convenient tool for students to access the most up-to-date knowledge and for this to be rolled out to users at scale, and updated accordingly. There are benefits for learning and teacher practice as well as concerns about the use of eBooks generally, particularly with respect to sleep, impact on eye health, and general implications for human movement identified by stakeholders in schools. Funded by the Department of Education, Queensland, in this study, we follow the use of eBooks, tracking their particular affordances, in different classroom contexts, and connecting these to learning outcomes related to literacy, numeracy and other general capabilities, as well as student health and wellbeing. The context in which eBooks are used (e.g. the task, year levels, other tools also used, subject areas, in collaborative or individual settings) is crucial to understanding the implications of their use for students, teachers, and policy.

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External CI: Ben Williams (Griffith University)