Student, Faculty, and Staff Perceptions of Integrating E-Books into Higher Education

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308664
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Student, Faculty, and Staff Perceptions of Integrating E-Books into Higher Education
Author(s):
Brubaker, Cindy L.; Jackson, Janet E.; Flannigan, Peggy N.; Cluskey, Maureen
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Epsilon Epsilon
Author Details:
Cindy L. Brubaker, EdD, RN, cindyb@bradley.edu; Janet E. Jackson, MS, RN; Peggy N. Flannigan, PhD; Maureen Cluskey, PhD, RN, CNE
Abstract:

Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013

Student, Faculty, and Staff Perceptions of Integrating E-Books into Higher Education

This generation of college learners although referred to as “digital natives”, has not totally embraced digital textbooks, yet Pardue and Morgan (2008) describe them as being competent users of technology. The impetus for the study was related to nursing students having the option to purchase several of their textbooks in e-Book format as well as encouragement from textbook publishers to adopt the e-book format. In a search of the nursing literature, minimal research was found related to the use of e-books in higher education.  Foasberg (2011) found a small proportion of college students using e-readers for leisure reading. Kolowich (2011) addressed the lack of satisfaction students expressed related to being unable to examine more than one document at a time and difficulty highlighting information. Weisberg, (2011) examined behaviors, attitudes, and the learning of students in a business school related to the adoption of digital textbooks, finding that attitudes and behaviors becoming more positive. He reported no significant increase in learning. The purpose of this study was to describe the current usage, habits, perceptions, and attitudes of university students, faculty, and selected professional staff toward e-books. Online surveys were administered to the university community. The results provided baseline data for future discussions with faculty and textbook publishers regarding implementation of e-book technology on this campus. Discussions with students as well as faculty and textbook publishers will also focus on methods to facilitate learning with e-books and provide support for faculty development as they function in the educational environment.

Keywords:
technology; e-books; e-learning
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleStudent, Faculty, and Staff Perceptions of Integrating E-Books into Higher Educationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBrubaker, Cindy L.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorJackson, Janet E.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorFlannigan, Peggy N.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorCluskey, Maureenen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentEpsilon Epsilonen_GB
dc.author.detailsCindy L. Brubaker, EdD, RN, cindyb@bradley.edu; Janet E. Jackson, MS, RN; Peggy N. Flannigan, PhD; Maureen Cluskey, PhD, RN, CNEen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308664-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013</p>Student, Faculty, and Staff Perceptions of Integrating E-Books into Higher Education <p>This generation of college learners although referred to as “digital natives”, has not totally embraced digital textbooks, yet Pardue and Morgan (2008) describe them as being competent users of technology. The impetus for the study was related to nursing students having the option to purchase several of their textbooks in e-Book format as well as encouragement from textbook publishers to adopt the e-book format. In a search of the nursing literature, minimal research was found related to the use of e-books in higher education.  Foasberg (2011) found a small proportion of college students using e-readers for leisure reading. Kolowich (2011) addressed the lack of satisfaction students expressed related to being unable to examine more than one document at a time and difficulty highlighting information. Weisberg, (2011) examined behaviors, attitudes, and the learning of students in a business school related to the adoption of digital textbooks, finding that attitudes and behaviors becoming more positive. He reported no significant increase in learning. The purpose of this study was to describe the current usage, habits, perceptions, and attitudes of university students, faculty, and selected professional staff toward e-books. Online surveys were administered to the university community. The results provided baseline data for future discussions with faculty and textbook publishers regarding implementation of e-book technology on this campus. Discussions with students as well as faculty and textbook publishers will also focus on methods to facilitate learning with e-books and provide support for faculty development as they function in the educational environment.en_GB
dc.subjecttechnologyen_GB
dc.subjecte-booksen_GB
dc.subjecte-learningen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:34:18Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:34:18Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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