Student Perceptions of the Learning Effectiveness of Printed Versus Digital Textbooks in College Accounting Classes

  • Pamela Elaine Baker Texas Woman's University

Abstract

 Previous studies queried the use of e-texts with regard to creating stress and understanding. This study adds to the literature as it investigates college student perceptions of the usefulness of e-texts versus printed texts in learning accounting. Undergraduate and graduate accounting students in online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses with access to e-texts, in-print text purchases, and in-print text rentals at two postsecondary institutions in North Texas answered questions about whether using e-texts or printed texts better aided them in learning accounting.  Results indicate that a vast majority of those surveyed report better learning with the use of a purchased, printed text.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

References

References

Abaci, S., Quick, J., and Morrone, (2017) A. Student engagement with e-texts: What the data tell us. Educause Review. Accessed online at ttps://er.educause.edu/articles/2017/10/student- engagement-with-etexts-what-the-data-tell-us
Aguiar, E. (2012). Bridgepoint launches new e-text platform. Educational Marketer.
1/16/2012, Vol. 43 Issue 2, p1-1. 2/3p.
Alexander, P. and Singer, L. (2017). A new study shows that students learn way more effectively from print textbooks than screens. Business Insider, Oct. 15, 2017. Accessed online at:
https://www.businessinsider.com/students-learning-education-print-textbooks-screens- study- 2017-10
Anderson-Inman, L. and Horney, M. (1999) Supported e-text: Assistive technology through text
Transformations. Reading Research Quarterly. Jan-March 2007.
Angst, C. and Crutchfield, J. (2011) Toward the paperless class. Learning Technology
Consortium. June 22, 2011.
Baron, N. (2015) Words on Screen: The Fate of Reading in a Digital World. Oxford University
Press.
Bessai, T. (2014). Wired education. Canadian Architect. Oct2014, Vol. 59 Issue 10, p25-28.
Buntrock, R. (2011). E-books. Searcher. Apr2011, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p38-41.
Chinadaily.com.cn (2006). Will the e-book finally supersede paper? July 14, 2006.
Chinadaily (2010). E-books still some way away from students. August 2, 2010. Accessed online at Chinadaily.com.cn
College Board (2015). Tuition and fees and room and board over time. College Board.
Accessed online at http://trends.collegeboard.org/college-pricing/figures-tables/tuition-
fees-room-board-time-1974-75-2014-15-selected-years
CourseSmart (2013). College e-text use grows. Educational Marketer, 8/12/2013, Vol. 44, Issue 17, pp. 3-4.
Darnton, R. (1982). What is the history of books? Daedalus. Vol. 111, No. 3, Summer, 1982.
DeNoyelles, A., & Raible, J. (2017). Exploring the use of e-textbooks in higher education: A multiyear study. Retrieved from https://er. educause. edu/articles/2017/10/exploring-the- use-of-e-textbooks-in-highereducation-a-multiyear-study.
D Marketer (2013). E-texts are not leading the digital transformation. Digital Marketer,
2/11/2013, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p1-3
Eichenbaum, J.W. (1996), Eyestrain. Journal of Ophthalmic Nursing & Technology, Jan-Feb,
1996, Vol. 15 (1), pp. 23-6.
Giroux, G. (2017). Accounting history and the rise of civilization, Vol. I. Business Expert Press
Goodwin, K. (2014). The eDuke scholarly collection: e-book v. print use. Collection
Building. 2014, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p101-105.
Greene, P. (2018, August 27). Why E-Textbooks Haven't Taken Over Schools. Retrieved from Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/petergreene/2018/08/27/why-e-textbooks-havent- taken-overschools/#b58fe651ddcd
Grenci, R. (2013) Positioning computer literacy as a value-added business core course. Business Education and Accreditation. Vol. 5, No. 1.
Hagerman, R. (1980). Accounting in the Bible. The Accounting Historians Journal. Vol 7.
No. 2, pp. 71-76.
Lam, P. Lam, S. Leung, L., Leung. J. and McNaught, C. (2009) Change in student
perceptions of eMaterials over time. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology
v25, n1.
Marklein, M. (2012). Groups target textbook prices to rein in college costs. USA Today.
February 12, 2012.
Marriott, P. and Lau, A. (2008) The use of online summative assessment in an

Undergraduate financial accounting course. Journal of Accounting Education.
Harrisonburg, Vol.26, Iss.2, pg 73.
Miller, J. (2012). The real cost of a college education. American Thinker. Accessed
11/4/2102 at:
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2012/05/the_real_cost_of_a_college_educatio n.html
Priest, M. (2010). The kindle failed with students at top U.S. schools. Vault. MBA and
Law School and College Blog. May 10, 2010.
Rodrigues, C. (2004) Variance in learning methods in mba courses. The Journal of
Management Development, Vol 23, Issue 2, pg. 169.
Ross, B., Pechenkina, E., Aeschliman, C., & Chase, A.-M. (2017). Print versus digital texts: Understanding the experimental research and challenging the dichotomies. Research in Learning Technology, 25, 1-12.
Selvaratman, S. (2008). Not quite hello e-book. New Straits Times (Malaysia),
March 23, 2008.
Serjeant, T. (1789) An introduction to the counting house. Dobson and Lang Publication. acc
http://news.lycos.com
Stoll, C. (2000). High-tech heretic. New York: Anchor Books.
Tsai, B. and Yen, J. (2014). The influence of self-efficacies on readers' intention to use E-reading devices: An empirical study. International Journal of Distance Education Technologies. J ul-Sep2014, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p41-61. 21p.
UVA Library (2015). The electronic text center. Accessed online at:
http://www.library.virginia.edu/organization/etext/
Wax, D. (2007). Writing and remembering: why we remember what we write. Productivity.
Sept. 28, 2007.
Woyke, E. (2011). Pros and cons of ipads in the classroom. Forbes. 1/21/11.
Published
2022-06-03
How to Cite
BAKER, Pamela Elaine. Student Perceptions of the Learning Effectiveness of Printed Versus Digital Textbooks in College Accounting Classes. Journal of Accounting, Business and Management (JABM), [S.l.], v. 29, n. 1, p. 84-95, june 2022. ISSN 2622-2167. Available at: <http://journal.stie-mce.ac.id/index.php/jabminternational/article/view/799>. Date accessed: 12 aug. 2022. doi: https://doi.org/10.31966/jabminternational.v29i1.799.
Section
Articles