Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

VALA

Place of Publication

Victoria

RAS ID

26675

Comments

Originally published as: Johnston, N., & Salaz, A.M. (2018). Print versus digital preferences of university students in Australia. In Proceedings of the VALA 2018 Conference. Original article available here

Abstract

This paper presents findings of a survey that investigated the reading preferences of university students at Edith Cowan University (ECU) in Perth, Australia. This survey is being undertaken as part of the Academic Reading Format International Study (ARFIS), which is investigating print versus digital reading preferences in 31 countries. A total of 582 students completed the survey. Results from the survey indicate a strong preference for reading in print because of issues such as eyestrain, tactile features, better focus, and ability to highlight and take notes. Issues such as cost, usability and accessibility also impacted on students’ reading decisions.

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