Eventually, a loyal e-book following may lead to the overall decline and death of paper textbooks.
Foster City, Calif. (PRWEB) April 09, 2012
WorldWideLearn.com, a leader in education and career-focused news, recently launched "Could Apple Revolutionize Textbooks?", an infographic exploring the growth of digital textbooks as they begin to infiltrate the now paper-dominated textbook marketplace.
Although textbooks are still predominately used in education settings, a CourseSmart and Wakefield Research study revealed 71 percent of students would prefer to go digital. When Apple released iBooks 2, a free app that brings full-screen, interactive digital textbooks to students via the iPad, the app delivered more than 350,000 copies of e-textbooks to users in its first three days. Previous digital textbook technology has not been adopted widely, but staggering sales suggests that this could change the industry.
"With digital textbooks becoming more popular we could see the shift happen quicker than expected,” said Aaron Tooley, spokesperson for WorldWideLearn.com. “Eventually, a loyal e-book following may lead to the overall decline and death of paper textbooks."
In early 2012, 24 percent of Americans aged 18 to 29 owned a tablet device, up from 10 percent the year before. Additionally, more than 600 school districts nationwide have integrated iPads into students' daily routines this school year.
"Students, parents, teachers and the education system seem to be willing to adopt digital learning in the classroom," expressed Tooley. "The transition from textbooks to e-books will eventually transform the way we learn and interact in educational environments."
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