More thoughts on digital textbooks

I think I've outdone myself. Here for your enlightenment are 2 surveys anda news story on digital textbooks.

More books going digital

No more heavy backpacks. No more black print stains on your fingers. And just forget about the pleasant whisper of pages turning. Come this fall, University of Iowa students will have a virtual alternative to books and textbooks. But not all local booksellers are on board.

Student survey finds e-book use lacking on UMass campus

As an honors project for a Statistics 240 class at the University of Massachusetts, a group of students conducted a survey of fellow UMass students about their thoughts on switching to e-books and their current textbook preferences. Their results did not confirm the widely-discussed trend towards a paperless experience for students.

U Cincinnati and OhioLINK Research Digital Textbook Adoption

An Ohio research project is investigating just how students would prefer to get the text for their courses--whether in hard copy form, in versions suitable for mobile devices, or in some other digital format. An initial study done in fall 2008 suggested that student age and class format are factors that influence which format a student will choose.

About Nate Hoffelder (11474 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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