Writing eBooks to support first year students

Doggrell, Sheila A. (2012) Writing eBooks to support first year students. In First Year in Higher Education Conference, 6 July 2007, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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Abstract

A potential use of eBooks is to write them to specifically support first year students. Such eBooks have many advantages over published books, including tailored content and flexibility. One initiative was to write an eBook called “Getting Started” as part of a bridging course for 100-200 accelerated students in Nursing, who were about to have their first year at University at second year level. This was a formative activity to be undertaken by the students prior to the start of study. Another initiative was the writing of an eBook called “Pharmacology in One Semester”, which is available to all students, including the accelerated students, in a second year Unit. This is a plain English language version of pharmacology, which has been unpacked from the standard textbooks to improve the learning of the students. Both of these initiatives have been welcomed by the accelerated students.

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ID Code: 63501
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: eBook, first year students, accelerated students, nursing, pharmacology
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Biomedical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Please consult the author
Deposited On: 21 Oct 2013 01:22
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2013 18:33

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