In this blog post, digital textbooks are included in Enterasys Networks' survey of "new styles" of teaching. Infrastructure is cited as a major factor in supporting digital learning.
Of those not currently using digital textbooks, 37% are planning to use within 3-12 months, while 43% indicated no plans to move to digital textbooks. What needs to be done so that all students have access to digital textbooks?
Quoted from: http://blogs.enterasys.com/adoption-rates-of-new-styles-of-k-12-teaching-infographic/
Migration to new styles of teaching and the digital classroom is speeding up at the K-12 level, but could be held back by the lack of a capable network infrastructure. Enterasys Networks conducted a survey to better understand how rapidly K-12 schools are adopting digital textbooks, video content, the flipped classroom, online assessment, social media, and customizing student access to the Internet. The results of the 255 responses are presented in a new Infographic.
The survey found that more than half of K-12 schools are using digital text books or plan to use them within 12 months. In fact, about 38% of schools plan to use only digital text books within 5 years. However, only 26% of schools have a network infrastructure that can easily accommodate this move. Similarly, less than half of schools say their network infrastructure is adequate to handle the demands of video content in the classroom.