E-Book Readers for Full-Time MBA Students
“E-Book Readers for Full-Time MBA Students: An Investigation in Manchester” by Dominic Broadhurst and Janette Watson
This article is an investigation of the use of e-book readers by MBA students at the Manchester Business School of the University of Manchester. In Summer 2010 we undertook a pilot study with a small number of MBA students in order to gauge the effectiveness of e-book readers as an alternative means of accessing their course readings. The findings of this study are presented in tandem with discussion of the drivers behind the project and an overview of similar developments at other educational institutions globally, concluding with the results of our pilot and wider implications.
Manchester eScholar – pre-print available
Note: This article was completed in April 2011 so does not cover the more recent work that the Library has been doing with the latest MBA student intake who were issued with iPads at the start of their course.