Analysis on students' usage of highlighters on e-textbooks in classroom

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Abstract

E-book has been gradually getting popularity in educational contexts. Reading textbooks on computers or hand-held devices enables us to track the learning activities of students regardless of situations. In our university, several courses for first year students employs our e-book system, and we have been collecting its usage logs. From the logs, it seems that the highlighter function of the e-book reader plays an important role in learning because it is used most by the students. Though many researches studied the effectiveness of e-textbooks, only limited studies addressed how students utilize highlighters and how marking activity affects their learning. In this paper, we focus on highlighted portions of e-textbooks, and analyze how students use highlighters in their learning. We also attempt to provide recommendations to students for highlighting based on the highlighter usage in other classes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2017 - Main Conference Proceedings
EditorsAhmad Fauzi Mohd Ayub, Antonija Mitrovic, Jie-Chi Yang, Su Luan Wong, Wenli Chen
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Pages514-516
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9789869401265
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017
Event25th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2017 - Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: Dec 4 2017Dec 8 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2017 - Main Conference Proceedings

Other

Other25th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2017
CountryNew Zealand
CityChristchurch
Period12/4/1712/8/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Education

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