Curriculum

How Popular Are E-Books With Students?

By Mary Ann Zehr — December 02, 2009 1 min read

High school and college students are known for being more keen on technology than many of their elders, but a blog post over at the Atlantic Wire suggests that Kindle textbooks and other kinds of e-books aren’t catching on quickly with students. One reason, according to an article from Daily Finance picked up in the blog post, is that students are disappointed that e-books aren’t substantially cheaper than print textbooks. (Hat tip to This Week in Education.)

The post is referring mostly to college students who purchase their own textbooks, not high school students, who don’t make the decisions about whether their school districts purchase digital or print textbooks. But some of the information about financial trends with e-books included in the post may still apply to the K-12 education world.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Curriculum Matters blog.