"As the digital age moves ahead rapidly, the digital teaching and learning gap between educators and students requires continual bridging. For this reason, educators are increasingly embracing digital teaching tools and technologies to achieve learning outcomes for students. This line of thought has been followed to examine the reason and methodology of teaching current and future university students with e-Books. A new definition of e-Citizens was created, being persons who are digitally literate including university students. Also a multi-dimensional e-Citizen framework was developed for educators to evaluate the digital appetite of their students and themselves. The first dimension represents the birth period of the e-Citizen, second the probability digital media acceptance by e-Citizen, third depth of technological immersion of e-Citizen and fourth the extent of teaching and learning outcomes achieved. Other dimensions can be added to this e-Citizens model too. Using e-Book for Auditing revealed that the uptake of e-Books was low by masters students. The multi-dimensional e-Citizen framework so developed can provide educators a structured approach to identify the digital appetites of e-Citizens and then best apply the digital tools and technologies, such as e-Books to achieve the teaching and learning outcomes."

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