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Impact of e books on reading motivation of students

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A paper presented at IFLA WLIC 2016 – Columbus, OH – Connections. Collaboration. Community in Session 189 - Access to Information Network - Africa (ATINA) on 17th August, 2016

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Impact of e books on reading motivation of students

  1. 1. EVALUATING THE IMPACT OF EBOOKS ON READING MOTIVATION OF STUDENTS OF HIGHER LEARNING IN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES Akpokodje, Vera Nkiruka University of Jos Library, Jos, 930001, Nigeria & Ukwoma Scholastica Chizoma University of Nigeria, Nsukka. A paper presented at IFLA WLIC 2016 – Columbus, OH – Connections. Collaboration. Community in Session 189 - Access to Information Network - Africa (ATINA) on 17th August, 2016
  2. 2. Introduction Clay Printed resources Electronic resources Students reading using the conventional method, to enhance teaching learning &research Innovations to improve reading and motivate students Evolution of information resources from clay to the electronic format.
  3. 3. Students and their Reading culture in Nigeria • Rate of reading in Nigeria is dwindling • Majority of youths prefer to while away time on frivolities rather than reading to widen their intelligence (Peoples Daily, Nov 12, 2014). • Necessitated the introduction of Bring Back the Book Project by Former President Goodluck Jonathan to encourage reading. (www.bringbackthebook.org)
  4. 4. AIM The survey aimed to verify client awareness, usage level, usage patterns, purpose of eBook usage, impact and challenges encountered in using electronic books amongst students of higher learning of the two universities.
  5. 5. POPULATION • Two Conventional Federal Universities were used – University of Nigeria, Nsukka – University of Jos, Nigeria • A total of One Hundred and Fifty four (154) respondents of both undergraduate and Postgraduate responded
  6. 6. Findings Level of use of e-books 76,9% of the students are aware that each of these libraries have access to eBooks Frequency of use of e- books
  7. 7. Findings Motivation for using e-books To read more books To take advantage of its portability to have as many books as possible in my mobile devices To always read books even at the comfort of my room and on the go Impact on reading habit The use of eBooks has increased the amount of time I spent reading Has made me to develop a good reading habit The use of eBooks has increased the variety of books I read The use of eBooks have made studying much more interesting
  8. 8. Conclusion • eBooks have quickly become an essential part of the information mix. The considerable number of users found eBooks useful with quick accessibility and use on the go! • There is need for libraries to provide enough facilities (such as ebook readers) and to create more awareness and advocacy on the benefits of ebooks. • Article at http://library.ifla.org/1506/1/189- akpokodje-en.pdf

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