Students still prefer dead trees over digital

I’ve posted that despite student complaints about cost, eBooks have yet to take off in the market among Minnesota State University students — and that the director of  University of Minnesota’s bookstores expects a booming rental business to cut into that market share even more.

Now GalleyCat reports that a recent Book Industry Study Group (BISG) survey, “Student Attitudes Toward Content in Higher Education” indicates that three in four college students indeed prefer print textbooks over digital versions.

The site says 12 percent of those surveyed had purchased eBooks — and those were mainly  men pursuing MBAs and those learning online.

Read the rest of the article here.