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ERIC Number: EJ1137777
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-2146-7242
Are We Ready for E-Books? Omani University Students' Uses and Perceptions of E-Books
Al Saadi, Khalid; Lane-Kelso, Mary; Al Hafeedh, Anisa; Al Sheithani, Zainab; Al Wishahi, Mariam
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, v16 n2 p11-25 Apr 2017
As the presence of e-books on university campuses proliferate, it is crucial that we understand their role in students' lives. This research reports on a survey distributed to Sultan Qaboos University students and shares their perceptions of the use of e-books. The study used the quantitative approach to investigate the issues related to the uses and perceptions of e-books by asking students to weigh in on this important issue. The findings indicate that students at SQU have multiple and diverse experiences with e-books, but do not necessarily prefer the electronic format over print for their academic experiences. Despite e-books growing presence, students may need more time and encouragement to change their use and preferences to e-books so exclusively.
Sakarya University. Esentepe Campus, Adapazari 54000, Turkey. Tel: +90-505-2431868; Fax: +90-264-6141034; e-mail: tojet@sakarya.edu.tr; Web site: http://www.tojet.net
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oman