February 7, 2012 9:38 PM Subscribe
Grad school (or possibly career)-related question: Do you know about research involving e-textbooks and how students and educators might best use them?
posted by graphnerd to Technology (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
After spending a lot of time reading on electronic devices (Kindle, iPhone and iPad), I've become very interested in how the design of these tools might be used in classrooms and independent learning settings. I'm particularly interested in the minutiae: everything from the effects of the color of the highlight function to how notes are stored and transmitted might affect the learning experience.
I've tried looking for research from the big HCI programs, but I haven't found many leads. Are there any MeFites studying electronic textbooks? Or does anyone out there know of places that are studying them?
Ideally, I'd love to get the names of researchers, institutions, or companies looking into these questions. I'm early on in the investigative process, so any leads will be much appreciated.