In a recent post by OverDrive they talk about a recent eBook study done in Australia. The study engaged Australian students with eBooks conducted by the New South Wales Department of Education and Communities and OverDrive reseller Softlink.
Here are the key findings:
- 41% of student respondents indicated they were reading more than usual by the end of the project
- 47% of teacher respondents indicated students were enjoying reading more, with 21% believing reading skills were improved
- 100% of parents/carers expressed desire for ongoing access to eBooks
- Teachers and teacher librarians saw the greatest benefit was in reading comprehension
- Students believed using eBooks improved their writing and creativity, and reading independently
- The benefits of using eBooks are more far reaching than developing confidence using technology
- The most common devices used for accessing eBooks were school computers, iPads, iPods and home computers.
- The opportunity to access a range of eBooks enriched the collection of resources available to students and teachers.
- Reading and writing enjoyment and skills development was evidenced by quality student work samples and feedback resulting from the planned learning activities.
To read more about the study see the original article.
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