the educational technology journal

Vol 21|No 4|March 2012

No More Backpacks

Thanks to digital text and readers, the heavy textbook-loaded backpack of years past will not survive this decade.

While traditional textbook publishers have been slow to exploit the possibilities of eBooks, clinging to twilight profits, if they do not embrace the new world of eBooks, they will find themselves wrestling with the same decline tasted by bookstores in recent years.

In this article, Jamie outlines the benefits of textbooks and learning materials that are actually designed with the special characteristics of eBook type devices in mind.

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