Poster Session

Adult Students’ Preferences for Electronic Textbooks: A Pilot Study

The proposed study examined adult students’ preference for and experiences with using e-textbooks. In October 2015, e-textbooks were pilot tested in nine 12-week courses at a public University in New Jersey. Students taking these courses could elect print or electronic textbooks on a voluntary basis. They were invited to take an online survey at the end of the term. Survey results showed that students’ previous experiences in using e-textbooks and preference for e-textbooks before the course were associated with their satisfaction with the e-textbook used in the pilot course and their willingness to choose e-textbooks again in the future.

Ying Huang
Thomas Edison State College

Ann Marie Senior
Thomas Edison University

Ying Huang is a Senior Research Analyst in the Division of Institutional Planning and Research at Thomas Edison State University. She received her Ph.D. in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education from Michigan State University.

Ann Marie Senior is the Associate Vice President for Institutional Planning and Research at Thomas Edison State University. She received her BA in Psychology from Cornell University and earned her Ph.D. in Education and Psychology from the University of Michigan.