E-book use by academic staff and students in UK universities: focus groups report

E-book use by academic staff and students in UK universities: focus groups report
Information Automation Limited, Final Report, November 2009

This report provides an analysis of the focus groups held with students and academic staff at 8 universities. The focus groups aimed to gain a deeper understanding of the ways in which the JISC e-books and e-textbooks in general were used by students and staff. They focused on work patterns; attitudes; involvement in e-textbook selection (academics only); the means by which e-books are located trough the library and institution; the means by which content is discovered in the e-textbook; added-value features; the effects of screen design on reading; impacts on learning and teaching; users’ views on promotion of e-textbooks; and views on the purchase of textbooks. This is a long report with many insightful quotes.