BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
An eBook is an electronic book, one you read digitally on your computer, laptop screen or on devices called eBook readers. Although it is not necessary to use a reader application or device in order to read in eBook, they are popular because they enable options similar to those of paper book – reader s can bookmarks pages, make notes, highlight passages, and save selected text .In addition to these familiar possibilities, eBook reader also include built- in dictionaries, and alterable font sizes and styles. Typically, an eBook reader hand-held devices weight from about twenty – two ounces to three or four pounds and can store four thousand to over half a million pages of text and graphics. EBooks are electronic versions of printed books which are read on a PC using Adobe Acrobat Readers or similar software. You may already have experiences of using them, either by accessing some of the free eBooks’ which are available on the internet , or purchasing them through a bookseller such as Amazon. A number of colleges are currently investigating the possibility of providing eBooks’ .As part of this process we would be very gratefully if you could take a few moments to complete this short questionnaire which will help us to assess whether eBooks would be valuable service to offer to students. Technology, if use properly is a great help especially to students. Students are more interested and updated in terms of research. There are different websites wherein students could easily get information that they need. Google is one of the most well known research engine that people around the world are using. Without taking too much effort, you can always access it, anywhere and anytime you want. Thus, the researchers pursue in “A Survey of e-Books awareness and usage of selected courses at SCAS.”
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to “Measure the Awareness and Usage in using eBooks” of the selected courses at SCAS. This study sought to answer the following questions: 1. What is the profile of the respondents based on course? 2. What are the types of e-Books that the respondents have used so far? 3. How often the respondents use e-Books?
4. In what ways do the respondents used e-Books?
5. How many times the respondents do encountered problems in obtaining a book from the college library? 6. What is the attitude of the respondents towards e-Book?
The null hypothesis was tested in this study, anchored on 5% level of significance. Ho: There is no significant difference between the preferences in using eBooks of the selected courses in SCAS: BSED, BEED, HRM, IT, COE, and BSCRIM. Ha: There is a significant difference between the preferences in using eBooks of the selected courses in SCAS: BSED, BEED, HRM, IT, COE, and BSCRIM.
SAMPLES AND SAMPLING TECHNIQUE
The respondents of this study were the different courses of Sum long College of Arts and Sciences who are enrolled this 2nd Sem. One hundred five (105) of them were randomly selected.
PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF DATA
The proponents present here the findings of the study. The analysis and interpretation of statistical results follow the order of presentation of the problems.
1. What is the profile of the respondents based on courses?
Profile of the respondents based on courses
Figure 1 shows the profile of the selected as the respondents of the study. As shown in the figure, there were Criminology, HRM, EDUC, COE, and BA students or a total of 105 respondents. Findings: 25% of the respondents were Criminology, 10% are HRM, 41% are EDUC, 14% are COE, and 10% are the BA. Conclusion: Majority of the respondents are the EDUC students.
2. What are the types of eBooks that the respondents have used so far? Figure 2
Types of eBooks that the respondents have used.
Figure 2 shows the types of the eBooks that the respondents have used....
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