ResearchEd: Findings from the e-Book Quality Rating Tool

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Editor’s note: Guest author Jeremy Brueck is an educator and PhD candidate from the University of Akron, who is researching the use of e-Books and mobile devices in early literacy learning. This is part 5 of a 5 part series for EdReach.us called ResearchEd. You can follow him on Twitter @brueckj23.   So, is Quality Rating Tool 2 (publicly accessible at http://bit.ly/eQRT_v2) any better? We … [Read more...]

ResearchEd: An e-Book Quality Rating Tool is Born

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Editor’s note: Guest author Jeremy Brueck is an educator and PhD candidate from the University of Akron, who is researching the use of e-Books and mobile devices in early literacy learning. This is part 4 of a 5 part series for EdReach.us called ResearchEd. You can follow him on Twitter @brueckj23.   Drawing on the professional knowledge base we used for developing the Blueprint Key … [Read more...]

ResearchEd: Analytic Tools for Examining e-Book Features

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Editor’s note: Guest author Jeremy Brueck is an educator and PhD candidate from the University of Akron, who is researching the use of e-Books and mobile devices in early literacy learning. This is part 3 of a 5 part series for EdReach.us called ResearchEd. You can follow him on Twitter @brueckj23. From the Blueprint Key, we moved to the development of 2 unique analytic tools. … [Read more...]

ResearchEd: e-Books, Learning Objects and the Blueprint Key

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In Phase 1, our research goal was to design an effective and usable tool for early childhood teachers to us in order to rate the quality of the e-Book for use in early literacy instruction. Our interest in developing an e-Book rating tool began in 2008 with our first attempt, the Blueprint Key, and has evolved over time by blending several different analytic tools to create the most recent … [Read more...]

ResearchEd: Developing an e-Book Quality Rating Tool

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Editor’s note: Guest author Jeremy Brueck is an educator and PhD candidate from the University of Akron, who is researching the use of e-Books and mobile devices in early literacy learning. This is part 1 of a 5 part series for EdReach.us called ResearchEd. You can follow him on Twitter @brueckj23. e-Books are becoming increasingly common in our society. Children and adults can read … [Read more...]

PK-12 e-Book Provider Tumblebooks Launches Facebook App

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TumbleBooks Library, a collection of e-books suitable for children in pre-kindergarten to grade twelve, has recently released a Facebook app. From @TumbleBooks: As of February 25, 2011,  you can access TumbleBooks via their classic browser-based model, by purchasing and downloading mobile apps and now through Facebook. A quick look at this free app reveals: … [Read more...]