An exciting longitudinal study on E-textbook practices in higher education is now available in the latest issue of Educause Review.
- A four-year university-wide study of students' e-textbook practices found that e-textbook use has increased, particularly among younger students.
- The major barriers--including a student preference for print and unfamiliarity with e-textbooks--show signs of being alleviated.
- Other factors related to mobile device access and pedagogically effective e-textbooks show little change over the study period.
- Instructor practices have improved, but there is still room for growth, with implications for focused professional development.
DeNoyelles, A., Raible, J., & Seilhamer, R. (2017). Exploring the use of e-textbooks in higher education: A multiyear study. Educause Review Online. Retrieved from http://er.educause.edu/