70% of teachers pay for ebooks out of their own pockets

I just came across a new study today about ebooks and ereaders in the classroom. Unlike other surveys, this one focused entirely on k-12 educators. A total of 1300 responded to the poll.

I only have the executive summary, but that alone makes for fascinating reading. 40% of teachers and 50% of librarians have bought ebooks. I was surprised to discover that of the librarians who bought ebooks, they purchased an average of 844 ebooks over the past year. And of the teachers  who bought ebooks, 70% did spend their own money. Curiously enough, teachers were more likely to buy ebooks for professional development than for the classroom.

They complete survey results are being sold for $99. I think it's worth it.

via Dedicated Teacher

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

1 Comment

  1. Luqman14 January, 2011

    I’ve found ebooks to be a very valuable resource. Cory Doctorow’s “For the Win” has some nice sections explaining basic economic concepts such as inflation and derivatives that I plan to use in the class room. I’ve already used a summary of the section on Inflation in a powerpoint for my students. I am pushing my colleagues to take advantage of the current Kaplan freebies; lots of good classroom and pro. dev. stuff there.

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