What is taking Ebooks so long? Music went digital overnight.
What is taking so long? Ereading fundamentally changes the way users interact with content. Digital music only changed the distribution of content. Consumption was still done through speakers of some sort.
What about multimedia Publishers are only now creating digital versions of their flat content. Next steps will be to incorporate more interactive content but doing this at scale is some ways off due to costs. The major issue is there are no standards around mixing book and multimedia content. Students want the multimedia to be effective in their study. They would rather have the transcript of an hour video vs the video itself.
Application: Contribution to Performance and Efficiency
91% of students said that ereading platform either improved their class performance or had no negative impact.
Improved Performance or Efficiency:
Being able to search for a particular word or phrase in the textbook has improved my efficiency in studying.
I use my laptop extensively and take notes on it, so having a copy of the book on my laptop at all times helped me work on my class work whenever I want without having to worry about whether or not I have the book with me.