2015 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) (2015)
Jan. 5, 2015 to Jan. 8, 2015
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/HICSS.2015.18
This research explores ebook use among undergraduate students, drawing from the technology acceptance model (TAM) to examine ebook usage and adoption. Undergraduates enrolled in a large course at a mid-western university in the United States completed surveys at the beginning and the end of the semester. A great amount of variance was found in ebook use. A small number of students made a large number of highlights, while the majority of students only made a small number of highlights. A majority of students did not utilize the note and bookmark features. Additionally, we found that perceived usefulness of ebooks positively predicted ebook views and perceived ease of use positively predicted ebook highlights. eBook views were also found to positively predict academic performance. Implications of the findings are discussed.
Electronic publishing, Internet, Linear regression, Media, Context, Computers
W. Peng, R. A. Ratan and L. Khan, "Ebook Uses and Class Performance in a College Course," 2015 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), HI, USA, 2015, pp. 63-71.