College students: Tablets will replace textbooks by 2017

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by AQ_OC, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. AQ_OC

    AQ_OC
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Wizard

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,411
    Thanks Received:
    431
  2. Skull One

    Skull One
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2012
    Messages:
    612
    Thanks Received:
    78
    I expected it much sooner than that.
     
  3. tlbaker

    tlbaker
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Ninja

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2011
    Messages:
    2,484
    Thanks Received:
    111
    I hope it will be cheaper for them!! ;)

    Sent from my Tricked Out Glittery Verizon Black 32GB iPhone 4 Tethered to iPad 2 w IOS 5.1 Update From NYC!!! using iPF
     
  4. Arthur3000

    Arthur3000
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2011
    Messages:
    9
    Thanks Received:
    0
    why would tablets do it if netbooks havent? still sceptical...
     
  5. Skull One

    Skull One
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2012
    Messages:
    612
    Thanks Received:
    78
    Because netbooks were never widely adopted.
     
  6. Contra

    Contra
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2012
    Messages:
    198
    Thanks Received:
    15
    It is funny how this article is mentioning what I predicted a few years ago when I got my Nook Color...lol...

    Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF
     
  7. s2mikey

    s2mikey
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Ninja

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2011
    Messages:
    1,550
    Thanks Received:
    163
    The colleges aren't gonna like that. Don't they usually rip people off for textbooks? What will they do know? ;)
     
  8. AQ_OC

    AQ_OC
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Wizard

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,411
    Thanks Received:
    431
    Nobody likes expensive textbooks for student....profs aren't happy about this either.
     
  9. Seadog

    Seadog
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Guru

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,522
    Thanks Received:
    52
    Most colleges are making the first efforts to initiate the move. There are several reasons, one of which is lower costs, another is flexibility. A class textbook must be selected months in advance. A few years ago, I took a class where the instructor moved just before. I had purchased the text he had chosen, but the new instructor changed the textbook. With digital textbooks, it would be simple to download in the first day of class, with updates and instructor notes. With a local hub setup, homework can be turned in instantly. Also do not forget that books take a large amount of room and space is often at a premium on campuses.
     
    #9 Seadog, Mar 21, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2012
  10. scifan57

    scifan57
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    25,760
    Thanks Received:
    6,996
    They'll probably still get their cut by renting the e-books to the students for the length of the term.
     

Share This Page



Search tags for this page
college textbooks replaced by tablets
,
replacing textbooks with tablets
,
should students textbooks be replaced by computers
,
should students textbooks be replaced by digital books?
,
should students textbooks be replaced by ipads
,
should students textbooks be replaced by tablets?
,
should students textbooks be replaced with tablets
,

should textbooks be replaced by tablets

,
textbooks replaced with tablets facts
,
textbooks should not be replaced by tablets