How Can Using Ebooks Support and Enhance Boys' Enthusiasm and Success in Reading? — Mary Hookey, Christ Church Grammar School, Australia

  • Libraries (2010-11)

Within the library programme and weekly class sessions, boys who were reluctant readers in Year 5 and Year 6 read fiction ebooks to ascertain whether or not this format of story was more enjoyable and sustaining than the traditional hard copy format. The research had very positive outcomes indicating that boys are more interested in reading fiction when it involves the use of technology. These findings are significant, suggesting that emerging tools such as e-readers can have a place in changing the behaviour of reluctant readers to becoming engaged readers of fiction.