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Despite Booming eReader and eBook Sales, Many Students Still Prefer Traditional Textbooks

Despite Booming eReader and eBook Sales, Many Students Still Prefer Traditional Textbooks

Campus Technology reported last week that although the eReader market experienced a dramatic increase in sales during the last holiday season, the e-textbook market has yet to feel the boom. Companies specializing in e-textbooks, such as Inkling and CourseSmart, offer a fairly wide range of textbooks for a fraction of the price most university bookstoresRead more about Despite Booming eReader and eBook Sales, Many Students Still Prefer Traditional Textbooks[…]

Institutions using iPad note that iPad good for “lightweight tasks”

Institutions using iPad note that iPad good for “lightweight tasks”

After a semester of testing out iPads, early reports are detailing how iPads have been useful in browsing websites and e-mail and other¬†generally¬†lightweight tasks. Feedback from students found that about half used the device more for entertainment while the rest tended to use the iPad as a supplemental tool in the classroom rather than somethingRead more about Institutions using iPad note that iPad good for “lightweight tasks”[…]