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College Students Still Prefer Print Despite Growing eTextbook Popularity

  College Students Still Prefer Print Despite Growing  eTextbook  Popularity goSkagit SEATTLE, Aug. 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Most college students still prefer print textbooks over   eTextbooks , though the digital medium is gaining   favor. Direct Textbook surveyed more than 1,100 college students and found that: 54% prefer print textbooks for academic learning 40% prefer eTextbooks 6% have no preference   Still, comparisons to identical surveys conducted in 2021 and 2015 indicate that eTextbooks are gaining popularity – up 11% from 2021 and 13% from 2015 – while print preference has declined by 8% since 2021 and 18% since 2015. Students who prefer print cite these reasons: Easier to read: 75% Difficulty concentrating on eTextbooks: 64% The ability to physically highlight: 68% Internet access isn't required: 49% eTextbooks are difficult to navigate and bookmark: 46% eTextbooks make students' eyes hurt: 50% The ability to write on pages: 39% The ability to resell print textbook

Listen Without Guilt: Audiobooks Offer Similar Comprehension As Reading

  Here is something that I have been fighting with teachers and librarians for years. Although either is good, together is even better for many students (RWL - Reading While Listening). I've been reading audiobooks for years now. For those who are starting to read audiobooks, don't expect your comprehension/ability to be the same initially as with the printed page. It takes practice, just as printed reading takes. You will also get reading tired after so many minutes, especially with non-fiction, but as you keep listening you will get better and longer at a setting. The other thing that I noticed was I can now not only listen longer, you might also listen faster. I always tell my students that they need to talk slower when making audio recordings for classes, as the normal speaking voice is too fast for many. But since I started using audiobooks I've gradually increased my listening speed and now find the standard speed on many audiobooks (such as those from Audible) to be

Survey Finds Three-In-Ten Americans Are Avid Readers Of E-Books

 From the Mental Daily (  There are a substantial number of American adults that prefer to read electronic formatted books, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center “Americans are spreading their book consumption across several formats,” the authors of a Pew report stated. “The share of adults who have read print books in the past 12 months still outpaces the share using other forms, but 30% now say they have read an e-book in that time frame.” The  Pew report  found that 65 percent of American adults surveyed preferred reading a print book in the past year. The survey was conducted during January and February of 2021. These kinds of questions always make me wonder why they didn't also ask how many books the people read so that that information could also be included. If you only ask if "they have read an ebook, audiobook, or print book then that is a 0 or 1 option. Y

Digital Reading in Schools and the Pandemic

  Digital reading in schools, and how the pandemic has impacted it Resources exploring the impact of COVID-19 on edtech and how schools are adapting to ensure every reader has access to the right books – including getting the most out of government relief funding. (1/10/2022)   Here is an excerpt  from the report:  

ebooks in art (timetravel)

Sir John Lavery's Miss Auras the red book (circa 1900)  reading a Kindle Paperwhite (waterproof)

How students benefit from digital books

  How students benefit from digital books Digital books are key resources for students, notes Alexandra Brown, educational technology specialist for National Heritage Academies. Brown writes that digital books offer 24/7 availability, greater choice and the ability for students to create curated collections. Full Story: SmartBrief/Education (11/9/21)