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Textbook affordability and student acceptance of eTextbooks: An institutional case-study
Benoit, Andy M.

PublishedSeptember 2018
JournalThe Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 1-29
EditorMarquis, Elizabeth
CountryCanada, North America

There is significant interest among institutions of higher education in the potential of digital textbooks to enhance student learning and to address issues arising from textbook affordability. Innovations in digital textbook design and delivery infrastructure and the emergence of exemplary practices from early adopters signal that digital reading may be a practical alternative to print. Less well understood, however, is students’ experience of textbook affordability, their experience of print and digital textbook utilization, and factors that might influence their acceptance of digital textbooks. This paper explores the results of a semester-long eTextbook research project at a Canadian college and shares six suggestions grounded in student feedback.

Les établissements d’enseignement supérieur s’intéressent considérablement au potentiel des manuels numériques pour améliorer l’apprentissage des étudiants et pour répondre au problème du coût élevé des manuels. Les innovations dans le domaine de la conception des manuels numériques et de l’infrastructure de leur distribution, ainsi que l’émergence de pratiques exemplaires de la part des premières personnes qui ont adopté ces manuels, signalent que la lecture numérique peut être considérée comme une alternative pratique à la page imprimée. Toutefois, ce que l’on connaît moins, ce sont l’expérience des étudiants face au coût des manuels, leur expérience à utiliser des manuels imprimés ou des manuels numériques, ainsi que les facteurs qui pourraient influencer leur acceptation des manuels numériques. Cet article explore les résultats d’un projet de recherche portant sur l’utilisation d’un manuel numérique pendant tout un semestre dans un collège canadien et présente six suggestions basées sur les rétroactions des étudiants.

Keywords digital learning · digital textbooks · eTextbooks · higher education · open textbooks · textbook affordability

RightsPublished by Scholarship@Western, 2018
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