Are we ready for E-books? Omani university students’ uses and perceptions of E-books

Khalid Al Saadi*, Mary Lane-Kelso, Anisa Al Hafeedh, Al Sheithani Zainab, Mariam Al Wishahi

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-25
Number of pages15
JournalTurkish Online Journal of Educational Technology
Volume16
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2017

Keywords

  • E-books
  • Oman
  • Perceptions
  • University students
  • Uses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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