It's still not clear that digital textbooks are a better alternative to paper textbooks, but over the past 10 years educators have reported that digital technology in general has improved their students ability to think, write, and study.For example, Stanford University compared freshman composition papers from 2006, 1986, 1930, and 1917 and discovered that the quality of writing has improved and that the later papers are significantly longer.
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."