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Print or Electronic? Estonian Students’ Preferences in Their Academic Readings

  • Mai PõldaasEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 676)

Abstract

Results of this study inform universities and their libraries about students’ preferences in their academic readings. They help academic staff, while preparing course reading lists and librarians in making collection development decisions. They can assist in the larger policy decision context of developing educational policy, as well. The aim of the study is to investigate Estonian students’ preferences of academic reading formats. Results show that Estonian students prefer their course materials in print. By their own evaluation they remember course materials, focus and review them better, when reading from printed pages. The study is part of a multinational research project Academic Reading Format International Study (ARFIS).

Keywords

Academic readings Reading preferences Higher education University students Estonia 

Notes

Acknowledgements

I wish to thank dear colleagues Diane Mizrachi from University of California, USA, Joumana Boustany from Paris Descartes University, France and Serap Kurbanoglu from Hacettepe University, Turkey for initiating this international research project and letting us be part of that useful study.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Social StudiesUniversity of TartuTartuEstonia

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