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A Library and the Disciplines: A Collaborative Project Assessing the Impact of eBooks and Mobile Devices on Student Learning
Library Faculty Publications and Presentations
  • Barbara C. Glackin, Portland State University
  • Roy W. Rodenhiser, Boise State University
  • Brooke Herzog, Boise State University
Document Type
Post-Print
Publication Date
1-1-2014
Subjects
  • Mobile devices,
  • Electronic books,
  • Mobile communication systems in education,
  • Academic libraries
Abstract

With the proliferation of technology usage, it is essential to understand the effect of implementation of technology in the academic setting. Specifically, this article examines the impact of eBooks and mobile devices on student learning. A pilot study was conducted with three areas of interest. The first question of interest found that owning or having access to two or more mobile devices significantly increased respondents’ frequency of accessing eBooks. The second question examined the pros and cons of using mobile devices. Accessibility and cost savings were found as pros; while functionality and pedagogy were reported as drawbacks to mobile device usage. Furthermore, usability responses varied. The third question examined the effect of mobile device use on student learning. Findings show that eBooks and mobile device use in the classroom have a significant impact on the student’s educational experience.

Description

NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in the Journal of Academic Librarianship. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Academic Librarianship and is located online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2014.04.007

The Appendix – Pre/Post Surveys as well as the tables and figures are located at the end of the article

DOI
10.1016/j.acalib.2014.04.007
Persistent Identifier
http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/12317
Citation Information
Barbara C. Glackin, Roy W. Rodenhiser and Brooke Herzog. "A Library and the Disciplines: A Collaborative Project Assessing the Impact of eBooks and Mobile Devices on Student Learning" (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/barbara_glackin/15/