Tracking students' reading

New tool that measures student engagement with digital texts to be launched in 2013.

Digital textbook provider CourseSmart has announced CourseSmart Analytics, a new tool that can help teaching staff track how their students are using digital books.  The tool will track how long the students are reading, how many pages they are viewing and how many notes they are taking and will create ‘engagement scores' for each student.

The data should also help institutions evaluate ROI for digital materials.

The Oxford University Press has published an interesting blog post in response to this news story.