Johnson, T. (2009) Electronic text books set to take over? University Affairs, December 7
An interesting article that explores the pros and cons of e-books, with Curtis Bonk predicting that we are approaching the tipping point for e-books, where they will go from a fringe activity into the mainstream. Myself, I think that is still two or three years away, because we still don’t have the right kind of interface that students want.
There is a particularly good example in this article from Ann Jordan of OISE, Toronto, of how e-textbooks can make learning much more interactive than a traditional textbook.