The way in which students access information is in a constant state of change. While many students are loyal to traditional textbooks, many seek to use more modern, digital textbooks in their studies. This infographic from OnlineUniversities.com outlines different aspects of the digital textbook revolution.
eBooks – These are often cheaper, lighter, and easier to store and transport than traditional textbooks.
Rentals – Companies offer both textbook and eBook rentals. Many students favor this over purchasing textbooks because it is less costly.
Tablets – Because they are lightweight and easy to use, tablets are a great way for students to access their textbooks digitally. Many programs allow students to interact with the text, making it an active learning experience.
Innovation – In addition to eBooks, other programs like education apps and iTunesU, are rising in popularity as a digital form of enabling learning.