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Edith Cowan University

Adult learning

2012

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Education Evolution: A Qualitative Study Of Student Perception, Dylan Hart, Tingyue Fu, Gary Marchioro, Maria Ryan Jan 2012

Education Evolution: A Qualitative Study Of Student Perception, Dylan Hart, Tingyue Fu, Gary Marchioro, Maria Ryan

ECU Publications 2012

The educational imperative of textbooks was examined for university business students. 82 students were interviewed to determine their perceptions of textbooks and the factors that affect their willingness to purchase. Student preferences on delivery format, content style and price were examined using choice activities. Issues raised related to the practical nature of print, price sensitivity, student collaboration and the tradeoffs of current and future learning materials for students. Print textbooks were more popular than e-Books and summary chapters are favoured for ease of information consumption. Pacific Rim editions are favoured over International editions and currency and local relevance are key ...