UNIVERSITY STUDENTS' READING PLATFORM PREFERENCES AND POTENTIAL REASONS


KAZANCI Z., BADA E.

9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN), Barcelona, Spain, 3 - 05 July 2017, pp.2043-2049 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.2043-2049
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Platforms for reading and writing have been continuously changing since their first invention as clay tablets. Most recently, the digital platform surfaces itself as a viable medium widely used for reads such as books, magazines, newspapers, and course books. Today's readers generally have the option to choose between printed paper and a digital screen. Despite this fact, in certain situations, readers usually find themselves obliged to read either from paper or from a digital screen. Thus, the purpose of this study is firstly to survey reading platform preferences of Turkish university students, and secondly to identify potential reasons underlying such preferences with a focus on department and gender variation.