e-Books for Adult Learning

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How can e-books be used to best effect to help develop literacy skills, cultivate love for reading, provide greater accessibility to texts, and offer portable access to vast ranges of resources? Specifically for adult learning, this invaluable, straightforward guide takes you through the advantages and effective features e-books have to offer.

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ISBN 9781862016095
Author

Gay S

Publisher

Binding

Paperback

Dimensions 17 × 24 cm

Description

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.

About the author
About the Authors: Sandie Gay is Manager for Evidencing Skills and Qualifications at the Insitute for Learning and an e-learning and digital technologies consultant and trainer, with experience as an adult literacy teacher and trainer for Adult Learner Support qualifications. Tina Richardson is manager of the Lifelong Learning Development Centre at Staffordshire University, and programme leader for Additional Diplomas in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector.

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