PRESERVICE TEACHERSí VIEWS ABOUT E-BOOK AND THEIR LEVELS OF USE OF E-BOOKS

 

ABSTRACT

Currently, using technological tools in education has made it compulsory to learn about these tools. For preservice teachers, who are students at education faculties at universities, it seems very important that they make use of these tools in their professional lives and teach them to their pupils. The teaching materials designed and prepared in digital environments introduced the concept of e-books. The purpose of this study was to determine the views of preservice teacher about e-books and the level of their general knowledge about these kinds of technological tools. The subjects in this study consisted of 543 (310 females and 233 males) students. In line with the purpose of this study, both qualitative and quantitative methods were applied. The results demonstrated that the use of e-books increased in accordance with the studentsí levels. It was found out that the general knowledge levels of the social sciences students about e-books were lower when compared to the students from the departments of Science, Mathematics and Foreign Languages. It was seen that 19,15% of the students did not make any preference between e-books and conventional printed books while 54,88% of them preferred printed books and 25,97% them e-books.