- A pilot program that distributed 5,000 e-textbooks to college students has thus far produced less-then-impressive results, with students appreciated monetary savings but ultimately finding their reading devices to be confusing.
- Bradley Wheeler, the VP of Information Technology at Indiana University, stressed that the kind of discomfort students experienced is not uncommon with new technologies that later catch on.
- The five universities that original signed on for the program intend to stick with it, while 24 new schools will be joining.
From the article:
There’s a new report making waves in the world of education technology. A pilot program that gave e-textbooks to 5,000 college students has turned out to have lackluster results. We now know the results of the pilot program thanks to a survey conducted this past spring. ...