When examining the overall numbers on eBook adoption in K-12 schools, you may not get that ‘Uh-Oh’ feeling if you haven’t yet made the switch.
But after digging just a little further, you may not want to get too comfortable. The eBook train has left the station and it’s picking up steam. Put another way, to prepare your students to be competitive in today’s world – they’re counting on your school to evolve digitally.
If it doesn’t, it’s likely that the quality of the educational experience will perish.
How much time do you have?
It’s tough to say exactly. If it was up to Bill Habermehl, superintendent of the 500,000-student Orange County schools, your time is already up. In a 2009 New York Times article he said that “schools that do not make the switch could lose their constituency.”
Perish, that is.
Here is some pertinent information for your consideration:
- In one semester, from spring to fall of 2011, acquisition of digital textbooks doubled on college campuses.
- Digital textbook sales are projected to grow over 300% over the next 2 years.
- After the past holiday season, 19% of US adults now own a tablet or eBook reader, up 90% in one year.
- In January 2011, Amazon.com said they sold more eBooks than paperbacks (15% more).
- They also reported ebooks outsold hardcovers 3 to 1.
There’s more. eBooks are already mainstream among families that buy books. In college – where your school is preparing to send its students – eTextbooks are growing at 45% per year.
Your students are already digitally native. It’s how they learn everywhere else. Everywhere except in school.
The trend is clear and permanent. There’s no doubt. Get started in eBooks…or you might find yourself without any students to teach.
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