Amazon Kindle no threat to college textbooks, professors say

Amazon Kindle no threat to college textbooks, professors say

Students find e-reader cheaper but hard to use

The Amazon Kindle has been a hit with book lovers but is not going over well with students in college classrooms, indicating e-book readers are not yet posing a threat to printed textbooks.

Many of the schools where I teach utilize e-books now. It’s definitely a greener option. One of them uses Vital Source. I recently looked into the iPad application that lets you download some of the Vital Source information onto the iPad but not the entire text. It is not really useful yet . . .but I have high hopes for future versions. If you haven’t had a chance to read the above article from today’s Arizona Republic about students using Kindle for their textbooks, I recommend it.