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Why Don't People Want to Read E-books on Tablets?

Why Don't People Want to Read E-books on Tablets? | Ebooks for reading and learning | Scoop.it
We’ve been living through an e-book boomtime. Two years ago, Amazon turned heads by announcing that sales of digital books had eclipsed those of hardcovers, and the trend has only continued.
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Interesting article referring to Carr's excellent book, The Shallows. I have only now started reading books on a tablet, and find that the distractions are in fact numerous...

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Digital Annotation for Learning and Scholarship

Digital Annotation for Learning and Scholarship | Ebooks for reading and learning | Scoop.it
“A class is a process, an independent organism with its own goals and dynamics. It is always something more than
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ISU Study: Tablet Users Learn Just As Well As Print Readers | News - Indiana Public Media

ISU Study: Tablet Users Learn Just As Well As Print Readers | News - Indiana Public Media | Ebooks for reading and learning | Scoop.it
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Is tech hampering kids' reading? Authors say it's not that simple

Is tech hampering kids' reading? Authors say it's not that simple | Ebooks for reading and learning | Scoop.it

If you're worried that "new media" is turning our kids' brains to mush, you are in good company. Socrates felt the same way.

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Print vs. digital: Experts say kids can learn either way

Print vs. digital: Experts say kids can learn either way | Ebooks for reading and learning | Scoop.it
As kids go back to school, the debate continues about what is the best way for them to learn, like reading a physical book or something online.
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Fifth Annual VitalSource/Wakefield Survey Finds College Students Want More - and Better - Classroom Technology

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- VitalSource Technologies Inc., an Ingram Content Group Company...
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Developing a $10 Digital Textbook -- Campus Technology

Developing a $10 Digital Textbook -- Campus Technology | Ebooks for reading and learning | Scoop.it
Purdue University is reducing textbook costs with a digital publishing platform that can deliver interactive content to any device.
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New Survey Finds Millennial Readers Clinging to Print | Digital Book World

New Survey Finds Millennial Readers Clinging to Print | Digital Book World | Ebooks for reading and learning | Scoop.it
A recent study of readers ages 18–34 finds millennials nearly twice as likely to read a print book as an ebook.
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Why Authors and Readers Still Want Print | Digital Book World

Why Authors and Readers Still Want Print | Digital Book World | Ebooks for reading and learning | Scoop.it
Comparing findings from recent research suggesting that authors and readers still value print books even as the digital marketplace evolves.
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Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right.

Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right. | Ebooks for reading and learning | Scoop.it
Textbook makers, bookstore owners and college student surveys all find a preference for old-fashioned print.
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Good book report. Baron's book should be a very good read.

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Amazon launches Kindle Textbook Creator to help schools turn PDFs into digital books

Amazon launches Kindle Textbook Creator to help schools turn PDFs into digital books | Ebooks for reading and learning | Scoop.it
Kindle Textbook Creator lets teachers turn PDFs of course materials and textbooks into Kindle books, which students can access via tablets, phones, and PCs.
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Do readers of e-books sacrifice a sense of 'place' within a text?

Do readers of e-books sacrifice a sense of 'place' within a text? | Ebooks for reading and learning | Scoop.it
A few studies suggest that reading on screens instead of pages may impair comprehension because readers lose a sense of place in a text.
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Nonfiction Books on Tablets: Still a Work in Progress

Nonfiction Books on Tablets: Still a Work in Progress | Ebooks for reading and learning | Scoop.it
Book-reading apps need to support rich hyperlinking, nonsequential navigation, and high-quality, detailed illustrations.
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Pearson Intros New Digital Texts for General Studies Courses -- Campus Technology

Pearson has launched a new digital text and learning tool, called REVEL, as a replacement to its current print textbooks and online learning tools for general studies courses in subjects like Psychology and Sociology.
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eTextbooks vs Open Textbooks: The Student Lens

eTextbooks vs Open Textbooks: The Student Lens | Ebooks for reading and learning | Scoop.it
At the end of the day, don't buy the hype. Traditionally published eTextbooks often aren't all they're cracked up to be. If we want a world where learning materials are actually effective, ac-cessible, and affordable, we need to invest in open textbooks.
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Seven Reasons Schools Use Digital Audiobooks with Students | Digital Book World

More schools and educators have an increased focus on engaging students by leveraging ebook and audiobook technology to support instruction in the classroom.
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I am not familiar with OverDrive audiobooks, but I love the idea of using audiobooks in schools. 

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The Promise (and Perils) of Digital Textbooks - T.H.E. Journal

The Promise (and Perils) of Digital Textbooks - T.H.E. Journal | Ebooks for reading and learning | Scoop.it
Whether buying whole texts, curating digital content or writing their own, educators want flexibility and reliability — which often means having printed materials on hand.
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Once again we learn about implementation problems here. 

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University Press : Battle of the Books: Print vs eCopy

University Press : Battle of the Books: Print vs eCopy | Ebooks for reading and learning | Scoop.it
Florida Atlantic University's finest news source.
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Survey: 78% of students prefer digital course material

Survey: 78% of students prefer digital course material | Ebooks for reading and learning | Scoop.it
The fifth annual survey on the impact of technology in education reveals a 30% growth in digital text usage over the past four years.
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eTextbook introduction: Gillian Hallam

Introduction on eTextbooks, presented by Dr Gillian Hallam.

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Good introduction to what e-textbooks are all about.

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Students Continue to Resist Digital Textbooks

Students Continue to Resist Digital Textbooks | Ebooks for reading and learning | Scoop.it
Every single year new statistics and polls emerge about digital textbooks in the classroom. Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Google have all tried very hard to
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Sorry, Ebooks. These 9 Studies Show Why Print Is Better

Sorry, Ebooks. These 9 Studies Show Why Print Is Better | Ebooks for reading and learning | Scoop.it

Don't lament the lost days of cutting your fingers on pristine new novels or catching a whiff of that magical, transportive old book smell just yet! A slew of recent studies shows that print books are still popular, even among millennials.

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Reading on-screen versus on paper | OUPblog

Reading on-screen versus on paper | OUPblog | Ebooks for reading and learning | Scoop.it

What computer technology wasn't designed for is deep reading: thoughtfully working through a text, pausing to reflect on what we’re read, going back to early passages, and perhaps writing notes in the margins about our own take on the material. Here is where print technology wins. 

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Findings of surveys conducted by the author and her colleagues. 

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Amazon eTextbooks Presents: How to Acquire Knowledge

Learn more - http://amzn.to/1w0xOJV You can save money and space in your bag with eTextbooks. Read across your devices and save time studying the concepts you need to learn with interactive...
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There are several short videos in the series (see the menu that appears on the right in YouTube or click the Amazon link above). Cute ads to encourage the use of e-textbooks.

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What's Next for E-Textbooks? -- Campus Technology

What's Next for E-Textbooks? -- Campus Technology | Ebooks for reading and learning | Scoop.it
Technology is moving the digital textbook from print look-alike to next-generation learning platform.
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Interesting article. Some of the key concepts that repeat themselves in the various statements by the companies are "adaptivity" (adaptability?), interactivity. Haven't we heard those words before though regarding e-learning? Will instructors be likely to adopt and adapt the new kinds of e-textbooks?

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E-Textbook Start-Up RedShelf Snags Former Macmillan Exec | Digital Book World

RedShelf has also released new data from a survey of 30,000 student users, revealing how users access and use eTextbooks and other digital learning tools.

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The results of the survey are interesting. Too bad they do not make the full report available.

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