The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of students' background on using e-texts
in distance learning.
This vision of e-texts
has yet to be fully realized, but schools are moving to integrate e-texts
and digital curricula, and some authors and educational publishers are experimenting with multimodal composition.
In a conversation with French semiotician Philippe Bootz during the E-Poetry 2001 conference, he said that animation is the symbolic presence of the author in the text, and the cursor is the symbolic presence of the reader I see these presences as the intentions and desires that fuel the behavior of e-texts
, which are encoded into the source document that is executed by a computer.
Yet, having spent a few months away from my office and my book collection, I have begun to value the portability of e-texts
. I've discovered I can indeed read a whole book on my computer--the least attractive of interfaces--if the alternative is not having the book at all.
"They create highly interactive e-texts
," Gawelek says.
Going back to the start, I question, for example, even the opening sentence of the series preface, that "Book history focuses on empirical research into the production and dissemination of the printed word, characterised by studies in the materiality of the book." This generalisation sweeps aside the wide range of texts that are not "the printed word." Maps, music, film, television, radio, and e-texts
corne immediately to mind.
The 55 year-old's publisher Random House said the e-texts
would be sold "wherever e-books are sold", The Telegraph reported.
are readily available if you search the title in any search browser.
In this study, we have aimed to provide a detailed analysis of the responses of 4 young children while interacting with e-texts
, in order to identify those responses, verbal and non-verbal, which indicate intense engagement with the e-texts
Initial optimism about the possibilities afforded by the new media has now been replaced by more careful consideration of the ways in which e-texts
and online editions may complement print or, if they are to replace print, how they may do so in a genuinely user-friendly manner that affords the user clear advantages over the print medium.
Some of this reading material can be provided by mainstream popular audio books and accessible e-texts
that are available to consumers either online or as digital products, just like a bookstore or online shopping channel.
One of the thousands of students getting ready for the start of fall classes Monday, Parisian had a chance to pass up a heavy, hardbound accounting textbook in favor of what could be the Next Big Thing: electronic textbooks, or e-texts
. That he passed it up might be more a reflection on his confidence in computers than anything else.