Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Designing an e-book for a fifth-grade classroom
by Kelley, Adam C., M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 48; 1499173
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Adams, Stephen
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
Publication Number: 1499173
ISBN: 978-1-124-85227-0
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