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Instructor engagement with e-texts

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Serdar AbaciORCiD



This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).


Key TakeawaysThis case study of Indiana University's e-text initiative reports on the participation levels and motivations of instructors in engaging with digital textbooks.Instructors can benefit from e-text features, including real-time reading and engagement analytics, note-sharing with students, and ability to integrate links, annotations, and multimedia materials into study materials.The findings from this study suggest that instructors play an important role in e-text adoption by modeling active e-text use and creating meaningful interaction around the content.Simply put, when instructors engage with e-texts, so do their students.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Abaci S, Morrone AS, Dennis AR

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Educause Review

Year: 2015

Volume: 50

Issue: 1

Online publication date: 22/02/2015

Acceptance date: 12/12/2014

Date deposited: 16/10/2019

ISSN (print): 1527-6619

ISSN (electronic): 1945-709X

Publisher: Educause


Notes: © 2015 Serdar Abaci, Anastasia S. Morrone, and Alan R. Dennis. The text of this EDUCAUSE Review article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.