|Text||Summary||Findings/Why is this useful for us|
|Reading (Wikipedia)||Very broad article about reading (in general). Good entry point||There are several areas of research within cognitive reading. Some state that speed reading could be benificial. While others state that this could harm understanding of text. The psychology of reading is very complicated, alot is happening wihtin a human brain while he/she reads.|
|Patricia Meyer Spacks (2011). On Rereading||A book about rereading books/papers and what the benefits of this can be||-|
|Innovation and the future of ebooks, John W. Warren||This paper examines three examples of innovative e-books in order to illustrate the potential and pitfalls of electronic publications.|
|eTextbook innovations||A list of interesting e-book apps (2011).|
|Davy, Tom. "E-textbooks: Opportunities, innovations, distractions and dilemmas." Serials: The Journal for the Serials Community 20.2 (2007): 98-102.||Why etextbooks are not yet widely used within universities|
|Dyslexia wikipedia||Wikipedia page on dyslexia||General article on Dyslexia. This should be everybodys starting spot if you want to learn something about Dyslexia. The article also gives some insights on current technology solutions to aid people with Dyslexia (e.g. using specially tailored fonts). This article gave us a good startin point and referenced to a lot of different research material.|
|Dyslexia management||Wikipedia article on how to help people cope with dyslexia||This article is very short did not help us too much but still good enough to be mentioned here.|
|Adaptive Technology||Wikipedia article on adaptive technology specifically catered for people with dissabilities||A more general article on how technology can help people with all kinds of dissabilities. Useful for inspiration and it gives some examples of reading aids for people with sight impairments.|
|Dyslexia Interventions||Wikipedia article on special teaching methods for children with Dyslexia||One interesting find is that the font 'Comic Sans' is recommended as an easier to read font for people with dyslexia. And the recent developments section is specifically useful.|
|Children with dyslexia (book)||Book on teaching methods for kids with Dyslexia||Could be an interesting read?|
|Rice, Michael, and Greg Brooks. Developmental Dyslexia in adults: a research review. National Research and Development Centre for adult literacy and numeracy, 2004||A review of current (2004) literature on dyslexia.||This article gives us some insight on how to define (or not) Dyslexia. And how many people are suffering from this condition.|
|Snowling, M. J., Adams, J. W., Bowyer-Crane, C. and Tobin, V. (2000a). ‘Levels of literacy among juvenile offenders: the incidence of specific reading difficulties.’ Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 10, 229–241.||An article on juvenile offenders and Dyslexia||We are not specifically interested in the part where they research juvenile offenders. The article does however show us how difficult it is to measure the amount of people suffering from Dyslexia|
|Ritchey, Kristen D., and Jennifer L. Goeke. "Orton-Gillingham and Orton-Gillingham—based reading instruction a review of the literature." The Journal of Special Education 40.3 (2006): 171-183.||Review of several studies into the Orton-Gillingham method|
|Henry, Marcia K. "Structured, sequential, multisensory teaching: The Orton legacy." Annals of Dyslexia 48.1 (1998): 1-26.||Very long article on dyslexia teaching methods|
|Kurzweil educational systems||Currently the most used system to support people with Dyslexia. It is able to read any book using a synthesized computer voice. And show a marker that moves where the voice is reading||This system is a good reference for our own vision, but it does not yet fully integrate in eTextbooks. And next to the reading aloud does not contain any revolutionary ideas|
|How the kindle helps with dyslexia||(see title)||Especially the section on immersion reading|
|List of apps to help people with dyslexia||(see title)||Actually not that many & revolutionary apps|
|Open Source Books|
|Resistence to Digital textbook adoption||Thoughts on eTextbooks adoption.|
The questions about the effectiveness of etextbooks are an argument in favor of
the skeptics.Identifies some common issues in current etextbooks: lack of
support for taking notes, solving exercises, and navigation issues. Argues that
the possible source of the problem is the disconnect between the people
who make textbook decisions and the people who actually pay for and
use the textbooks.
|MAR, A. "The textbook of the future." Nature 458 (2009): 2.||Has a paragraph on open source textbooks||Acknowledges open source books as a way of improving the affordability of the |
textbooks. Acknowledges the frequency of teacher made readers (aggregating contents) as a possible source of improvement by using this model.
|Polanka, Sue. "Exploring open access e-textbooks." Booklist 106.16 (2010): 69.||Article on open access textbooks, some references to open access book publishers||Discusses the eTextbooks adoption problem and suggests librarians as key players on overcoming it. Lists a set of reasons for open eTextbooks adoption: personalizing content for a course; tent with pedagogy and curriculum for a richer experience; breaking the textbook into granular pieces for instructors to personalize and adapt; making the content portable and |
adaptable; and offering students (and school systems) free and lower-cost alternatives to print books.
|Open Textbook Library|
This library is a tool to help instructors find affordable, quality
textbook solutions. All textbooks in this library are complete
and openly licensed.
|Has a vision of affordability and quality improvement for the textbooks.|
|Wikibooks by Wikimedia Foundation||A list of open-content textbooks that anyone can edit.|
Wikibooks provides a extensive set of recommendation and rultes
that the writers should follow.