Exploring the Use of E-Textbooks in Higher Education: A Multiyear Study

October 9, 2017

=A four-year university-wide study of students’ e-textbook practices found that e-textbook use has increased, particularly among younger students.

=The major barriers — including a student preference for print and unfamiliarity with e-textbooks — show signs of being alleviated.

=Other factors related to mobile device access and pedagogically effective e-textbooks show little change over the study period.

=Instructor practices have improved, but there is still room for growth, with implications for focused professional development.