Using e-Books and e-Readers for Adult Learning: With a Focus on Adult Literacy
1 Jan 2012
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education
With e-books becoming an increasingly everyday and high-profile technology, how can they be used to best effect to help develop literacy skills, cultivate a love of reading, provide greater accessibility to texts for all, and offer portable access to a vast range of resources? Specifically written with the adult learning sector in mind, this invaluable, straightforward guide takes you through the advantages and effective features e-books have to offer. The text covers what you need to know about investing in e-book technologies: how to take advantage of the features e-books offer for your learners; the options available including dedicated e-readers, tablets and smartphones, and the costs, technical and management issues; real-world case studies of current uses and experiences in adult learning settings; current research and projects; and pointers on innovative uses of e-book technologies. With a chapter also containing useful links, this book is all you need to know about introducing e-books to your learning provision.