ED7726 :: Teaching Learning and Assessing in the Digital Age
Written by: Nancy Atterberry
No, that's not the case! Even though ebooks
purchases and usage has been on a steady
rise, print remains the dominant form which
readers prefer and what publishers are
publishing. In the world of digital textbooks,
students express challenges when using digital
text. Even though the cost of digital textbooks
is a lure for college students, the inconvenience
of having to read using their computers and
laptops is the deterrent. Ebooks are experiencing a rapid growth in the area of self publishing. Self publishing has increased more than 5 times and digital self publishing books are leading the way.
Source: For E-books, More Good News, Few Trends: Facts & Figures 2013." PublishersWeekly.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr. 2014. <http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/bookselling/article/61446-for-e-books-more-good-news-few-trends-facts-figures-2013.html>.
Source: "BISG Report – A Few More Ebook Stats." Digital Book World. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr. 2014. <http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2013/bisg-report-a-few-more-ebook-stats/>.
2013 Trade Books Published
What do Middle Schooler Students Prefer?
More than half would
want to use
in their "ultimate school"
Source: "The New Digital Learning Playbook: Understanding the Spectrum of Students’ Activities and Aspirations." Project Tomorrow. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr. 2014. <http://tomorrow.org/speakup/SU13DigitalLearningPlaybook_StudentReport.html>.
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Comparing books to ebooks
What is the effect of ebooks v. print on childrens'
reading ability and their enjoyment of reading?
Source: Advanced Search." Children's On-screen Reading Overtakes Reading in Print. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr. 2014. <http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/news/5372_children_s_on-screen_reading_overtakes_reading_in_print%20MAY%202013>.
Self Published Books Print v. Digital
Why students like
Source: "10 Surprising Facts About Students Using E-Textbooks - Edudemic." Edudemic. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr. 2014. <http://www.edudemic.com/10-surprising-facts-about-students-using-e-textbooks/>.
Cost Can be 50% lower
than paperback textbook.
Sales are up 200%
from last year
What do College Students Think?
Source: "Instructor's Corner: Electronic Textbooks or Paper Textbooks: What Are Students Reading? Or Are They Reading at All?" Instructor's Corner: Electronic Textbooks or Paper Textbooks: What Are Students Reading? Or Are They Reading at All? N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr. 2014. <http://www.natcom.org/CommCurrentsArticle.aspx?id=3842>.
Source: "Bowker - Self-Publishing Sees Triple-Digit Growth in Just Five Years, Says Bowker®." Bowker - Self-Publishing Sees Triple-Digit Growth in Just Five Years, Says Bowker®. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr. 2014. <http://www.bowker.com/en-US/aboutus/press_room/2012/pr_10242012.shtml>.