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How Are College Students Using E-Textbooks?

By J. Jardina, C. Gillett,  & B. Chaparro Summary: This study examines the advantages and disadvantages of available apps on various devices for reading e-Textbooks. Students completed a survey in which they stated which apps they used on which devices for

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College Students are Using the iPad, but Not for Schoolwork

By B. Nguyen & B. Chaparro Summary. Since its release in April 2010, the Apple iPad has become the de facto tablet for consumers. In our last issue of Usability News, we reported survey results on how the iPad was

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Computer and World Wide Web Usage of WSU Undergraduates

By Barbara Chaparro, Michael Bernard, P. Moseley, & B. Bartelloni Students entering college today are faced with many educational technology opportunities – "smart" classrooms, web-enhanced courses, and computerized testing. Web usage surveys to-date have primarily been done with experienced web

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