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FSD3121 E-books Supporting Teaching: Higher Education Teacher Survey 2016

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  • Mikkonen, Paula (National Library of Finland. FinElib)
  • Peltonen, Iina (National Library of Finland. FinElib)

Keywords

book use, e-books, educational libraries, higher and further education teaching personnel, higher education institutions, libraries, reading materials, teaching, teaching materials, teaching methods, university courses

Abstract

The objective of the teacher survey was to chart the experiences that polytechnic and university teachers in Finland had about using e-books as a part of their teaching.

The survey began with general questions about choosing the books that the respondents use for teaching, and whether they had used e-books in their teaching. The next part of the survey charted the respondents' experiences about reading e-books, where they had acquired them and what kind of devices they had used for reading them. Finally, the respondents were asked to evaluate e-books as a part of their teaching. They were presented with statements such as: "Using e-books in teaching sessios is easy" and "The books related to my field of teaching are often available as e-books".

The background variables were mother tongue, institution and field of study.

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