Kindle in Higher Ed

Inside Higher Ed reports on research from US Universities that provided students with kindles. I have a memory of earlier research which was overwhelmingly negative, but the latest data seems more upbeat. Apparently:

For students who were given the Kindle DX and tried to use it for coursework, the inability to easily highlight text was the biggest lowlight of the experience.

And overall it appears that kindle has some way to go as a study aid, but works well as an ereader:

Whereas 75 percent of Darden students said they would not recommend the Kindle for other aspiring M.B.A.’s, about 90 percent said they would recommend it to family and friends for casual reading


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