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New opportunities

E-books have been recognised as having great potential to be an effective and efficient educational tool. The combination of text with animations, graphics, simulations and sounds can be very useful in explaining abstract theories and concepts. E-book features such as hyperlinks, customisability of text size and the ability to convert text to audio also have benefits in education.

The previous chapter has shown that the use of e-books in academic institutions is closely related to the academic year and that they are used to locate specific information rather than for linear reading. That indicates that e-books are well suited for research purposes. This chapter will look further into e-books as learning objects and their ...

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