Thursday, January 6, 2011

Students' Textbook Preference: Continuing to Go Against the Digital Grain

Link to January 6 Book Industry Study Group news release, "Landmark research into preferences of college students reveals e-texts lagging far behind print, for now".

Excerpt:    Despite their fondness for social networking and cell phones, most college students say they prefer textbooks in printed rather than e-text form. Nearly 75% of students to recently respond to a major new research survey from the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) said they prefer printed texts, citing a fondness for print's look and feel, as well as its permanence and ability to be resold.

Related articles:
The textbook to e-book debate continues.  (4/15/2010)
All Fulltime Seton Hill University Students to Get iPad in Fall 2010.  (3/31/2010)
The Coming Shift in Textbook Formats.  (3/11/2010)
Revised As You Go: Customized, Interactive Textbooks. (2/22/2010)
Battle in Ebook War Likely to Take Place on College Campuses. (12/1/2009)
Ebook Readers Get Less Than Rave Reviews on Campus. (7/17/2009)

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