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The use of interactive e-books to boost independent learning: The essential study skill for the millennial generation / Kate Organ; Samantha Burvill; Sarah Owens

ALDinHE Regional Symposium with SAILS: Embedding Academic Study Skills

Swansea University Authors: Kate, Organ, Samantha, Burvill, Sarah, Owens

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Recently there has been an increasing need for Universities to not only improve the study skills of their students but to actually embed these into their courses, something that is far easier said than done. As a result of this there has been a vast array of research conducted into this area and yet...

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Published in: ALDinHE Regional Symposium with SAILS: Embedding Academic Study Skills
Published: Swansea ALDinHE Regional Symposium with SAILS 2018
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa48578
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Abstract: Recently there has been an increasing need for Universities to not only improve the study skills of their students but to actually embed these into their courses, something that is far easier said than done. As a result of this there has been a vast array of research conducted into this area and yet there is a lack of research that looks specifically at something so simple as the core reading for a course. Students are notoriously bad at keeping up with the core reading week by week and yet this core reading is at the heart and soul of independent learning, from which all other critical thinking stems. This study details the process of implementing an interactive e-book (REVEL) over the course of two semesters for one postgraduate programme. The study provides insights into the potential use and benefits of interactive e-books. Critically this research shows one way in which study skills can be easily embedded into any curriculum, one that could be replicated across the county.
Keywords: e-books, study skills, millennials, independent learning