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As reported in a recent article by LibConf.com, “E-Book usage by students continues to be an interest” for their academic studies; however, research from a 10-question survey suggests the majority of students (71%) “prefer print books if given a choice."
The 10-question survey, in both print and online format, was done over a 3-week period to ascertain students’ attitudes toward e-books. The results were a little surprising:
To get feedback about e-book preference, I would like to expand this question to the students who are a part of the LexTalk site.
What do you think in your academic experience? Would you rate academic e-books as a yay or nay, and why?
I like e-books because they are cheaper and you don't have to carry a bunch of heavy books all day, but if I had my choice I would pick print copies.
E-books are a definite "Yay." They are convenient. Multiple books can be carried in one reader device. Instead of having to carry 5 separate books, all of these E-books can be carried in one reader.
I appreciate the convenience of e-books as a yay! but my personal preference is print because it is more convenient to highlight and make notes on a paper version of the book.
I still prefer the paper version because its easier to flip back and forth to check the answers.