This report discusses the design and initial testing of an e-book based on a story by Sterling North, Rascal. The focus of the e-book's design was to increase students' reading comprehension. Drawing on research in e-learning, vocabulary development, and reading comprehension, the e-book's design incorporated features not in the original text, including narration, an interactive dictionary and sections to build students' background knowledge. The e-book was pilot tested with six fifth-grade students, who read the e-book and participated in a follow up survey and interviews regarding specific features of the design. Students using the e-book appeared to read above their grade level reading equivalent.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Instructional Design, Elementary education, Literacy, Reading instruction, Educational technology|
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