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Tuesday, February 4 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
"Digital Books in the Classroom: Findings from a Full-Year Research Study"

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We know the use of iPads can transform the way instructional content is presented to students, but there is still much to learn about learner-preferred instructional design principles, best implementation practices, and impact on student achievement. A recent quasi-experimental study explored the digital features that were most important to teachers, how teachers incorporated iPads into their daily Biology instruction and best practices that emerged, and whether students preferred learning with digital books or print books. The study also explored the impact of a digital book, developed in iBooks Author, on student achievement when compared to classrooms that were using print books and supplements. The findings from the study yielded promising results in support of using iPads to deliver instructional content, along with feedback directly from teachers and students as to their favorite features and functions. The study also discovered a trend indicating digitally-driven instruction particularly benefits English as Second Language (ESL) learners, with plans for more research to explore this trend. This presentation will share the complete study findings so that others can benefit from the valuable lessons learned.  

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Marcy Baughman

Marcy Baughman has been conducting applied research on behalf of Pearson for over ten years. Her areas of interest include designing experimental studies to measure impact on a variety of educator and student variables, identifying and measuring best digital implementation practices... Read More →

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Tuesday February 4, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
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