Why aren't more students using e-books?


… Students also share their textbooks because they are so incredibly expensive. And as the digital rights management (DRM) restrictions on e-books makes lending someone your copy difficult if not impossible, students are likely steering away from e-books because they simply don’t work for them — practically or economically. After all, there is little savings to be found in many digital textbooks. They cost roughly the same as print, but come without the ability to sell back a used copy at the end of the semester.

— Audrey Watters on the barriers keeping more students from taking up e-books.

Read the full essay here in MindShift, an On Campus – affiliated blog about education and technology.