Reading Preference of the Library Users: Print Vs Electronics at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, IndiaAuthor : R. Senthilkumar and M. Jeyothiprakash
Volume 8 No.2 July-September 2018 pp 19-23
The result of the study is to access the influence of print and digital media among the engineering students and other disciplines of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore. For the purpose of data collection, questionnaires were distributed among 250 students of the University. The findings reveal that more students are digitally literate and engaged with both print and electronic media. The study realized the convenience of online reading to print media. Students are found engaged to online media more. One of the significant finding of the study is that students prefer print sources to comprehend better than from online media. Email and internet browsing were the most preferred services used every day by the majority of respondents. Majority of the users had laptop and smartphones for internet access. Regular evaluation and assessment have to be conducted to determine whether the print media and digital resources are effectively used by the students and also to find their changing needs. The study makes stress on the value of the printed word for learning and academic development.
Reading preferences- Academic Reading format, Print – Digital-format, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
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