AUDIO AND E-BOOKS: ALTERNATIVE IN TIME OF PANDEMIC
University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (BULGARIA)
About this paper:
Conference name: 13th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 5-6 July, 2021
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:The report examines the book sector trends in 2020, examines the growing interest in e-books and audiobooks during the COVID-19 pandemic. The emphasis is placed on the processes related to increasing the consumption of these forms of perception of the text, presenting trends on the topic from several countries. The text highlights the need for reading in the present atypical situation and the use of reading as a form of intuitive therapy. The report presents the results of a survey conducted among ULSIT students. The objective of the research is to study, analyze and summarize the attitude of students to different forms of perception of the text; the degree of use of different formats among different age groups; the level of comprehension and perception of the possibilities for using reading, as a therapeutic technique, etc. The analyzes and summaries will contribute to building a more complete idea of the forms in which the modern reader in Bulgaria prefers to perceive the text and to what extent in times of crisis he or she uses reading as a coping technique.
Keywords: audio books, eBooks, COVID-19, bibliotherapy, Bulgaria