Monday, July 4, 2011

College students views on eBooks vs. Paper

A recent "Inside Higher Ed" survey shows that although digital textbooks are ready for college, students are not quite ready to give up their "dead trees:"
Only 5 percent of the survey respondents said they purchased access to an e-textbook this spring. Two percent bought e-textbooks for more than one class. The most common reason for going electronic? “My professor required me to.”
Although, more than half of the 1200 students surveyed expressed an interest in "e-readers," noting the iPad as a popular choice.