How kind is the Kindle?

Will Kindles replace the traditional reading methods or even the books? Will they be welcomed by the students? As a regular Amazon customer I come across many books that have been converted in a Kindle format. I recently found that among students who participated in a study, only few seemed to regard Kindle as user-friendly. (FT, Monday September 6, 2010). Are we ready to introduce Kindle in higher education?

I am trying to imagine Socrates’ students carrying their I-Pads and wondering what is more ‘intrusive’: the complex distribution of the digital content of their teacher’s lectures or their teacher himself?


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