Using E-Book annotations to develop deep reading

Main Article Content

Mark Jensen
Lauren Scharff


This quick hit describes strategies for modeling and assessing critical reading in an e-textbook environment at the collegiate level over the course of a single semester.  Special attention is devoted to annotation practices associated with critical reading: outlining, connecting, questioning, and objecting.


Download data is not yet available.

Article Details

How to Cite
Jensen, M., & Scharff, L. (2014). Using E-Book annotations to develop deep reading. Journal of Teaching and Learning With Technology, 3(2), 83–86.
Quick Hits
Author Biographies

Mark Jensen, United States Air Force Academy

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy

Lauren Scharff, United States Air Force Academy

Director, Program for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning


Anderson-Inman, L., & Horney, M. (2007). Supported eText: Assistive technology through text transformations. Reading Research Quarterly, 42(1), 153-160. doi: 10.1598/RRQ.42.1.8

Collins, A., Brown, J. & Holum, A. (1991). Cognitive apprenticeship: Making thinking visible. American Educator: The Professional Journal of the American Federation of Teachers, 15(3), 611, 38-46.

Conley, M. & Wise, A. (2011). Comprehension for what? Preparing students for their meaningful future. Theory Into Practice, 50, 93-99. doi: 10.1080/00405841.2011.558411

Handsfield, L., & Jimenez, R. (2011). This issue. Theory Into Practice, 50, 81-84. doi: 10.1080/00405841.2011.558409

Hoff, C., Wehling, U. & Rothkugel, S. (2009). From paper-and-pen annotations to artifact-based mobile learning. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 25, 219-237. doi 10.1111/j.13652729.2008.00297.x

Simon, S., & Will, M. Textbook publishers revamp e-books to fight used market. Reuters, July 23, 2013. Accessed June 17, 2014.

Svinicki, M. (2004). Learning and Motivation in the Postsecondary Classroom. Bolton, MA, Anker Publishing Co, Inc.

Young, J. (2006). The fight for classroom attention: Professor vs. laptop. Chronicle of Higher Education, 52(39), A27.

Zywica, J. & Gomez, K. (2008). Annotating to support learning in the content areas: Teaching and learning science. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 52(2), 155-164. doi: 10.1598/JAAL.52.2.6