Shop e-Readers and Capilano University Bring Kindle e-Readers to the Classroom

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Kindle Fire and Kindle 4th Generation devices are now available at Capilano University

There is a marked trend to accessing course material through digital content and the Kindle products will help students access the information they need to excel.

Shop e-Readers and Capilano University have reached an agreement today to bring the latest generation of Amazon Kindle devices to Capilano University’s bookstore. Diligent scholars will be able to read course material, listen to audio-books and make notes on their new Kindle e-readers.

Bookstore manager Brian Ball commented, "The Kindle products are a great way to provide inexpensive readers and tablets to students, staff and faculty on campus. There is a marked trend to accessing course material through digital content and the Kindle products will help students access the information they need to excel." Peter Carotenuto of Shop e-Readers is equally excited to be working with Capilano University to supply their students with Kindle e-readers and tablets. Peter commented, “We are very pleased to be working with Capilano University and providing their students with e-readers and tablets not normally available in Canada. Students will be able to carry around their music, videos, e-books and digital textbooks without a heavy backpack weighing them down.” The Kindle devices will be available in the campus bookstore starting January 2013 and each unit will come with a DVD video tutorial and 100 free e-books.

The Amazon Kindle Fire 2012 model is a full color touch-screen device that provides a tremendous amount of versatility for students’ scholastic endeavors. With a 1.2 dual core processor, this unit makes web-browsing fast and efficient. It has a clear resolution of 1024×600 pixels and high-quality speakers that offer excellent sound for videos and music content. The Kindle Fire enables students to study on the go, without the weight of notebooks and textbooks. It offers the most affordable full tablet experience.

The new Kindle 4th generation, the Kindle Touch, stores up to 3,000 e-books. Users are able to highlight, annotate and synchronize their favorite passages. With a resolution of 600x800 pixels, and an e-ink Pearl display that provides clear text, this device makes reading easy, even in direct sunlight. The Kindle Touch is especially great for students as it is light, efficient and fits within their budget.

About Shop e-Readers

Shop e-Readers is the largest website that focuses exclusively on e-readers and tablets. For the last six years the company has provided digital readers to customers world-wide. In 2012 the company became the primary supplier of e-readers for some of the top universities in Canada, such as UBC and York University.

About Capilano University

Capilano University is a teaching-focused university that serves the communities of the Lower Mainland, Howe Sound, and the Sunshine Coast through campuses in North Vancouver, Squamish and Sechelt. Enrolment totals 7,500 students in credit programs each term with an additional 7,000 people taking non-credit courses annually. Capilano University offers a complete range of preparatory courses, university-level arts and science courses, business and management studies, creative and applied arts programs, health and human services programs, plus a range of services in support of student learning and success. Credentials awarded include bachelor degrees, associate degrees, post-baccalaureate diplomas, advanced diplomas, diplomas, certificates and statements of completion.

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