A four-year university-wide study of students' e-textbook practices found that e-textbook use has increased, particularly among younger students. Instructor practices have improved, but there is still room for growth, suggesting implications for focused professional development.
John Raible is an Associate Instructional Designer at the University of Central Florida's Center for Distributed Learning. In this role, he works with faculty to transition courses from face-to-face to the blended or online environment. His research areas include accessibility for online learners and the adoption/creation of Open Educational Resources. He has presented at local, state, national, and international conferences; in addition to being published in multiple peer-reviewed journals. In addition to his instructional designer role, he has taught online and blended courses at both the community college and university level. John is currently a doctoral candidate in the Learning, Design, and Technology EdD program at the University of Wyoming.
A two-year university-wide study of students' e-textbook practices found that e-textbook use has increased and become broader demographically.