ROLE OF E-BOOKS IN IMPROVING ENGLISH VOCABULARY OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS: A CASE STUDY OF NUML, ISLAMABAD
In the present era of digital world, significance of online literature and e-books has increased manifold. Present study was conducted to analyze students’ perspectives regarding role of e-books in improving English vocabulary. The study mainly focused on improving English vocabulary of university students at BS level. It was a kind of survey research and requisite data was collected and analyzed quantitatively. A self-designed questionnaire based on five-point Likert Scale was used as a sole research instrument for the collection of data. All students of BS English at English department of National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad in the current semester were part of the target population. The sample was selected through simple random sampling technique. A total number of 45 male and female students participated in the study. The self-designed questionnaire was administered among the participants in order to collect requisite data. The data was analyzed through SPSS 20 and further interpreted qualitatively. The study discovers that students use e-books for multiple academic purposes. It also include English language learning and improving English vocabulary. In general, students have positive perceptions regarding e-books and make good use of them. E-books also, facilitate them to connect with e-dictionaries and internet resources.