How e-texts can remove barriers to learning: Opinion

August 9, 2021
A new article from Athabasca University explores the ways that using e-texts can remove barriers to learning. Dr Jason Ponto, AU’s director of Academic Services, explains that e-texts can be particularly useful because of their versatility and ability to be used anywhere the student is. Ponto notes that e-texts are often interactive: They can be searched if a student is unable to find a passage or quote, and can be customized to the reader with spacing, font, colour, highlighting, memory aids. E-texts also allow students to access accessible functions like text-to-speech to enhance student learning. AU (Editorial)