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Exploring the Reading Experiences of High School Students on E-Book Reader

, Department of Mass Communication, Hsuan Chuang University, Hsinchu City, Taiwan ; , , , Department of Computer Science, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan ; , Department of Journalism, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan

IJOPCD Volume 3, Number 1, ISSN 2155-6873 Publisher: IGI Global


Today’s ‘digital natives’ grew up in the age of network and digital devices. They have a completely different kind of cross-medium user experiences from the older generations. Understanding how the digital natives use e-book reader and their reading behavior will be an important issue for designing the next-generation e-book reader and mobile device. This study aims to explore how the introduction of e-book reader into high school campus influences the students’ learning and daily life. The authors found that e-book reader does help the students to develop a habit of mobile reading. Its effect exceeds our expectation of achieving digital learning. Using e-book reader, students engaged in creating new form of digital contents and became active in peer-sharing activities. Thus, they propose that when new curricula are designed, user experience with the e-book reader can be taken into account in order to maximize the potential of using the e-book reader in education.


Cheng, Y.C., Liao, W.H., Li, T.Y., Chueh, C.P. & Cho, H.C. (2013). Exploring the Reading Experiences of High School Students on E-Book Reader. International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design, 3(1), 17-32. IGI Global. Retrieved January 24, 2020 from .



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