Academic professor perception of the future of electronic textbooks

Kimberly Anne Sheen, Yan Luximon

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Electronic textbooks have slowly made their way into regular usage in classrooms, yet many electronic textbooks remain a digital representation of their physical counterparts and an understanding of how they should be organized or utilized is still lacking. In past research, questions to professors have not focused on how electronic textbooks are used in their course, how they believe students should use them, and what they believe is necessary in the future. Semi-structured interviews with design and engineering professors found that generally professors agreed with student ideas regarding future components. They did feel some additional components, such as tagging, would help facilitate student learning. This paper presents an understanding of different disciplines approaches and an understanding of electronic textbooks and what professors think should be included in the future. It also assists in highlighting any mismatch between student and professor perception of future electronic textbook components.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors - Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783319416939
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
EventInternational Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, AHFE 2016 - Walt Disney World, United States
Duration: 27 Jul 201631 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357


ConferenceInternational Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, AHFE 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWalt Disney World


  • Contrasting perceptions
  • Electronic textbooks
  • Future design
  • Interviews
  • Textbook design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • General Computer Science


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