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Using Digital Video to Create Online Book Reviews

, , St Patrick's College of Education, Dublin City University, Ireland ; , Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Ireland

CITE Journal Volume 10, Number 1, ISSN 1528-5804 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA


This paper describes the results of a pilot study conducted in Ireland to examine the effectiveness of an online book review project. The project focused on the production of book reviews by primary school children in the form of digital video. The videos created were uploaded to a password protected website, which was available to the schools involved in the project. A total of six primary schools took part in the project, and children from infant level (4/5 years) up to sixth class (11/12 years) across the schools completed book reviews. The project was carried out over a 6-month period, and almost 100 book reviews were uploaded to the website. The primary aim of this study was to ascertain if and how the concept of online book reviews might be used in Irish classrooms.


Butler, D., Leahy, M. & Mc Cormack, C. (2010). Using Digital Video to Create Online Book Reviews. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 10(1), 80-99. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved March 6, 2021 from .



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