Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Early Finding of E-Textbook Study

Kindle 3G Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 3G Works Globally, Graphite, 6" Display with New E Ink Pearl TechnologySurprise, surprise! Early findings in a big study about student attitudes toward using e-textbooks is mixed.

Well, duh-uh. The platforms are all different and vary in usability. Straight reading works OK in an e-format, but not so much with texts heavily illustrated with detailed images. Not all e-textbooks work well on e-readers, which themselves often have a lot of issues with material other than literature (novels, for example). Yada, yada, yada.

But, as the article points out . . . this is the direction we're all heading in, nonetheless.

Check it out:

Early Finding of Cal State U. E-Textbook Study: Terms Matter - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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