The Effectiveness of eBook versus Printed Books in the Rural Schools in Indonesia at the Modern Learning Era

Volume 3-Issue 4
Tri Nugroho Budi Santoso Siswandari Hery Sawiji
Pages: 77-84 Download Count : 8098 View Count: 4781 DOI Number 10.24331/ijere.453512 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley


This article is an advanced research from previous research, which aimed to test the use of eBooks and printed books in the schools outside urban areas. This study employed a quantitative approach, using the General Linear Model (GML) through Univariate analysis technique. The data-collection Instruments were the students' learning outcomes' documents. The data obtained were processed using IBM SPSS Statistic 21. The results showed the value of Sig (0.000) < α (0.05) so that H0 is rejected. Hence, there is an influence of teaching materials on the students' learning outcomes. Covariant analysis results in column B by 5.573 points showed that the learning outcomes of the students who used eBooks were higher by 5.573 points than those using printed books. This study employs that rural schools also experience the impact of digitalization era in the modern learning era, as evidenced by the effectiveness of using eBooks which is higher than that of using printed books. Limited facilities are not the main thing in improving the quality of learning.


  • eBook
  • printed book
  • modern learning
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