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Why Students Love eTextbooks Students are learning in new ways—and a whopping 90% of them believe that their university eTextbook programme is a brilliant idea. Here’s why:

A study of 866 students from 38 UK institutions found that eTextbooks are the learning platform of choice. Why? Digital resources are mobile and easy to use, and they give students the flexibility to quickly search content and get the information they need right on the spot.

89%

81%

47%

Smartphones

Laptops

29%

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Tablets

TOP 5 PERKS OF ETEXTBOOKS 2

Less expensive than print

Portability

Quick to access information

Search functionality

Access all textbooks in one place

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Implement and encourage the use of eTextbooks so that students are engaged with using digital resources as an integral part of their studies. Encourage lecturers to incorporate eTextbooks into their teaching. Provide adequate information and training on how to access, download, and use digital resources in the classroom.

MOST IMPORTANT FEATURES

of students take digital devices to their lectures

3 ways universities can ensure that their students have a positive eTextbook experience:

What type of digital devices do students take to lectures?

75%

+

of students use these devices to verify information or get in some last-minute studying Source: 2016 Student Research, Shift Media, Commissioned by VitalSource

Note taking and organising

43%

Interactive learning

Lecturer can share notes with the class

Ease of highlighting content

Accessing additional questions

of the students were extremely satisfied with using an eTextbook, and they gave their experience a 9 out of 10.

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