Commenced in January 2007
Paper Count: 30075
Teachers- Perceptions on the Use of E-Books as Textbooks in the Classroom
Abstract:At the time where electronic books, or e-Books, offer students a fun way of learning , teachers who are used to the paper text books may find it as a new challenge to use it as a part of learning process. Precisely, there are various types of e-Books available to suit students- knowledge, characteristics, abilities, and interests. The paper discusses teachers- perceptions on the use of ebooks as a paper text book in the classroom. A survey was conducted on 72 teachers who use e-books as textbooks. It was discovered that a majority of these teachers had good perceptions on the use of ebooks. However, they had little problems using the devices. It can be overcome with some strategies and a suggested framework.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1077940Procedia APA BibTeX Chicago EndNote Harvard JSON MLA RIS XML ISO 690 PDF Downloads 4605
 C. Armstrong, L. Edwards, and R. Lonsdale, "Virtually there? E-books in UK academic libraries," Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, vol. 36, no. 4, pp. 216-227, 2002.
 R. Wilson, "Evolution of portable electronic books," Ariadne, issue 29, available at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/wilson/, 2001.
 S. C. Pereus, "Selecting software: a comprehensive selection and evaluation process can help you avoid costly mistakes," available at http://content.arma.org/imm/FeaturesWebExclusives/featurewebexclusiv eavoidingsixfiguresoftware.aspx, 2000.
 C. Lynch, "The battle to define the future of the book in the digital world," First Monday, vol 6, no.6, June 2001.
 S. K. Carty, "The digital textbook is coming!" Information Searcher, vol. 12, pp. 3-7, 2000.
 R. A. Renner, "E-Books-costs and benefits to academic and research libraries," available at http://www.springer.com/librarians?SGWID=0- 117-6-958921-0.
 "E-Books for Pupils in Terengganu," The Star, 29 May 2009.
 M. Lebert, A Short History of eBooks. University of Toronto, 2009.
 R. Schachter, "Digital classrooms take flight," available at http://www.districtadministration.com/article/digital-classrooms-takeflight, October 2009.
 J. Anderson, "Heavy school bags linked to back problems: three students lobbying for relief," available at http://www.ergoweb.com/news/detail.cfm?id=1716, 9 April 2007.
 R. David, "What are the advantages of e-book readers over print books?" available at http://www.itrainharder.com/what-are-thedisadvantages- of-ebook-over-print-books, retrieved on 2 September 2011.
 E. Hellman, "E-book summit preview: should kids get e-books in school?" available at http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/home/886504- 264/ebook_summit_preview_should_kids.html.csp, August 24, 2010.
 V. B. Donadio, and D. Bloom, "Automated conversion to eBook - Problems and limitations," available at http://www.dclab.com/blog/2011/04/automated-conversion-to-ebookproblems- and-limitations/, 4 April 2011.
 S. Rosso, "What are ebooks? Advantages and disadvantages of electronic books," available at http://whenihavetime.com/2009/03/09/what-are-ebooks-advantages-anddisadvantages- of-electronic-books/, 9 March 2009.
 National Reading Panel, Report of the National Reading Panel, available at http://www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/nrp/upload/smallbook_pdf.pdf, 2000.
 J. Casey, "Integrating computers in the primary classroom," The Computing Teacher, vol. 21, pp. 33-36, 1994.
 C. Grabe, and M. Grabe, Integrating Technology for Meaningful Learning. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
 T. W. Cavanaugh, The Digital Reader: Using E-Books in K-12 Education. Washington: International Society for Technology in Education, 2006.
 Green Press Initiative, available at http://www.greenpressinitiative.org/tools/textbooks.htm, retrieved on 3rdJanuary 2011.
 Ministry of Education Malaysia, http://www.moe.gov.my, retrieved on 14th December 2011.
 Conserve a Tree, available at http://conservatree.org/learn/EnviroIssues/TreeStats.shtml, 2012.