In May of this year, Amazon announced a partnership with six universities and a number of textbook publishers. College students would be given Kindles with textbooks pre-loaded onto the devices. The goal of the project was to determine how students’ experiences using the ebook reader compared with traditional paper textbooks.
The AP (via USA Today) reports that students’ response to the Kindle have been, to quote the article, “lukewarm.”
See my previous post about efforts to replace textbooks with digital resources.