Students Use of eTextbooks > Survey < Infographic s> Textbooks that Communicate with Classmates

McKiernan, Gerard [LIB] gerrymck at IASTATE.EDU
Sun Mar 18 12:22:22 EDT 2012

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Nearly half (48%) of all students who own a tech device frequently read eTextbooks and 63% have read an eTextbook on their device at least once. In fact, of the 91% of students who said they failed to complete required reading before classes, about half (46%) reported they would be more likely to complete their reading if it was in a digital format.

According to the survey, eReaders and eTextbooks are some of the emerging technologies helping students save time while still being effective. While 69% said an eTextbook is easier to carry than a traditional textbook, 61% cited that eTextbooks make it far easier to search within a text (thus saving time), 60% mentioned that eTextbooks save them money, and 55% said that they are easier to read "on the go."


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High School Students Want Textbooks that Communicate with Classmates [Infographic]

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Gerry McKiernan

Associate Professor


Science and Technology Librarian

Iowa State University

152 Parks Library

Ames IA 50011


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