Investigating E-book reading patterns: A human factors perspective

Jan Pan Hwang, Kinshuk, Yueh-Min Huang

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Abstract

In this study, a multimedia e-book system is built and its use monitored in an empirical study investigating various factors which effect learners' reading preferences. 69 fifth-grade students participated in this experiment, one student with an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder was excluded. After three weeks of learning activities, we found that there are differences in browsing patterns, navigation facilities, and annotation patterns in terms of gender. In the cognitive style, holists use bookmarks (tags made by the learner) to navigate more than serialists. Also, regarding annotation patterns, there are statistically significant differences related to the degree of the user's prior knowledge. Parts of the results are similar to those found in previous research, as well as some interesting findings. The findings of this study contribute a deeper understanding of the relationship between human factors and the usage of e-books. This understanding can be applied to develop adaptive e-books that can accommodate learners' individual differences.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE 14th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2014
EditorsRonghuai Huang, Kinshuk, Demetrios G. Sampson, Michael J. Spector, Nian-Shing Chen
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages104-108
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479940387
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Sep 17
Event14th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2014 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 2014 Jul 72014 Jul 9

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE 14th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2014

Other

Other14th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2014
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period14-07-0714-07-09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Education

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