Don’t be surprised when you see NOOK and iPads sitting along the side of books in campus bookstores this fall. Among numerous types of digital tools and technologies used in classrooms today, e-textbooks seem to be the next rising star. In the arena of higher education, educators have long been using digital materials and tools for teaching and learning. Many universities have adopted campus-wide online course management applications such as products from BlackBoard and Desire2Learn. Online meeting tools such as GoToMeeting, Elluminate, and Adobe Connect have now transformed the traditional delivery of teaching and lecturing to a synchronized, real-time interaction online. The world is now witnessing another trend of digital content consumption happening in higher education, and this time it’s the textbooks.
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