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Digital v. Print

ED7726 :: Teaching Learning and Assessing in the Digital Age

April 28, 2014

Written by: Nancy Atterberry

GOODBYE Print, HELLO ebooks?

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?

50%

More than half would want to use digital textbooks 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

The Digital Text Book

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Why students like E-Textbooks

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>.