Empirical analysis of learning effectiveness in u-learning environment with digital textbook

Bong Gyou Lee, Seong Jin Kim, Keon Chul Park, Su Jin Kim, Eui Suk Jeong

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The purpose of this study is to present innovative approaches for u-Learning environment in public education with Digital Textbook. The Korean Government has been making efforts to introduce the u-Learning environment to maximize the learning effect in public education with Digital Textbook. However, there are only a few studies that analyze the effectiveness of u-Learning environment and Digital Textbook. This paper reviews the current status of u-Learning environment in Korea and analyzes the satisfaction level with Digital Textbooks. The first survey regarding technological factors was collected from 197 students. The results of the survey revealed that the level of satisfaction has declined over a year. The weakness of the study is that the sample frame is insufficient and survey questions did not reflect diverse factors of learning effectiveness. To supplement these shortcomings, 2,226 students were asked about learning performance. The results of the survey showed that the satisfaction with Digital Textbooks is much higher than that of paper textbooks. However, this paper is limited to u-Learning environments in public education. Therefore, research needs to be improved by reflecting both public and private sectors of education in following studies. This paper suggests useful guidelines to educators in improving their u-Learning environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)869-885
Number of pages17
JournalKSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Mar

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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