The Challenges of Using e-Textbooks

The Chronicle for Higher Education hosts a series of blogs ranging from administrative issues to athletics. Two of these blogs, Wired Campus and ProfHacker, are regular stops for me. Wired Campus has recently published an article detailing the results of a recent study on how students use (or rather do not use) e-textbooks. You can read the article here: http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/students-find-e-textbooks-clumsy-...

The study has shown that students who do use the collaborative features of e-textbooks report a much more fulfilling experience but few make use of those options. What could be done by either faculty or university IT staff to encourage students to make use of these features?

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