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Massive growth predicted for e-books

By Laura Devaney
February 13th, 2015

Educators say they want integrated digital learning tools, assessments to drive literacy growth

e-book-techA new survey of 475 educators indicates that schools and districts see their use of classroom materials transitioning substantially from paper books to digital books over the next two years, according to LightSail Education.

An overwhelming majority of schools and administrators indicate a desire to build digital libraries rather than experiment with book rental and subscription models, but the market is still in its early stages.

The report, “State of the Digital Book Market,” is the first to analyze K-12 decision makers’ views on the transition from paper books to digital books and literacy platforms.

Next page: Key findings of the e-book study