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ERIC Number: EJ1015426
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1303-6521
The Usage of e-Journal amongst Lecturers at a Public University in Malaysia
Abu Bakar, Arzmi Bin; Ariffin, Mohd Yahya Mohamed
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, v12 n2 p321-329 Apr 2013
With the development of electronic publishing, e-journal is readily and widely available to academicians. This study was carried out to assess the usage of e-journal amongst education lecturers at a public university in Malaysia. A total of 55 education lecturers participated in the study by completing a self-developed questionnaire to answer the following questions; (1) how often do education lecturers uses e-journal as a tool for academic purposes? and (2) What are their preferential characteristics of e-journal which factors in its usage for academic purposes? The major findings of the study revealed a positive indication on the usage of e-journal where 83.6% preferred to use e-journal for academic purposes compared to printed journals. Responses to the usage of e-journal for academic purposes also revealed a positive result with all the six academic activities rated as "often". Responses to the preference for using e-journal also produced a positive result where respondents rated as "agree" to the 10 statements. Based on the findings of the study, e-journal is widely used by education lecturers and has the potential to be diffused in teaching and learning as proposed by the Diffusion Theory (Rogers 1995). (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A