Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Abraham S. Fischler College of Education


Lina Parra

Committee Member

Susanne Flannelly


digital books, digital immigrants, e-books, elementary school, online books


The purpose of this study is to discover the factors that affect digital immigrant teachers’ acceptance and usability of e-books in a Title I elementary school. The term digital immigrant describes individuals born before the adoption of digital technology in 1980. The participant teachers will be interviewed to identify their perception of usefulness of the e-book to improve the reading skills of their students. Data from the interviews will be analyzed to identify the relationship between teachers’ perception of usefulness and ease of use of e-books and their intention to use e-books in a Title I elementary school.

This study has the potential to reveal current trends to motivate digital immigrant teachers to incorporate e-book reading applications in a traditional classroom setting to enhance students’ reading skills.

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