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5 Reasons to Use Digital Textbooks

5 Reasons to Use Digital Textbooks | Digital textbooks | Scoop.it
Digital textbooks are great, right? Education Secretary Arne Duncan thinks so - and is calling for the US to move as quickly as possible to make the switch. "Over the next few years, textbooks should be obsolete", he said.
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Google will sell and rent digital textbooks starting in August

Google will sell and rent digital textbooks starting in August | Digital textbooks | Scoop.it
“ Google will start selling and renting digital textbooks through the Play store next month, in a move that could help it compete against Amazon’s Kindle textbook business.”
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Infographics | The Challenge of Ebooks

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Students, Professors Still Not Yet Ready for Digital Textbooks

Students, Professors Still Not Yet Ready for Digital Textbooks | Digital textbooks | Scoop.it
“ The e-textbook revolution is still waiting to start.” "Students and professors are still not adopting the use of digital textbooks in any great numbers, according to the latest data from Bowker Market Research, presented today in a Digital Book World webcast. Further, the percentage of students who are using them has remained flat over the past few semesters."
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The Price is Right: 11 Excellent Sites for Free Digital Textbooks

The Price is Right: 11 Excellent Sites for Free Digital Textbooks | Digital textbooks | Scoop.it
“ If you're committed to shifting your curriculum to e-textbooks, consider trying free first. Here are the best sites for digital books that won't cost your students a dime.”
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