This article discusses the use of e-readers in schools, in comparison to tablets and traditional books. The problem with using e-readers is that they do not allow for collaboration within the text, as tablets often do. Current e-readers do allow for some annotations, and for those annotations to be shared with teachers. Tom Vander Ark argues that schools should no longer be buying print textbooks, but his support for newer technology would be laptops or tablets, and that e-readers are too expensive and too one-function. Ultimately the argument here is to find a device that is multi-functional and most fitted to the educational environment.
Via Emily Dietrich