Wednesday, March 23, 2011

E-Readers Can Give Textbook Publishers A Run For Their Money

E-Readers Can Give Textbook Publishers A Run For Their Money, article.
I spent several days figuring out how the Kindles worked and how I could best use them in class. I got my feet wet by using them right away as a time-filler. Instead of letting students spend the last five minutes of class playing solitaire on their computers, they would read an ebook. After the first two week period, when I found myself having to gently pry their fingers off the Kindles because they wanted to keep reading, I knew I had to do a better job of incorporating them into my lesson plans.

And the money they save on paper textbooks is tremendous too.

2 comments:

21tiger.com said...

Ah, but don't the same publishers own the rights, and just sell digital versions? The problem is they tried to sell $150 textbooks and that won't work for digital.

eolake said...

That's a long lesson for most of them to learn.