New Research Report Just Released
eBooks: K-12 Educators’ Usage and Attitudes
A new research report has just been released that surveys teachers and librarians to find out how they are using e-books—personally and in the classroom—and to identify purchasing usage, attitudes, and trends.
The report presents the results of a survey conducted among 700 teachers and 600 school librarians in the US.
The survey shows that school librarians are leading the way in bringing e-books into our nation’s schools – in large part because they have funding available to support their E-book purchases. The top-line results show that 40% of K-12 teachers and 50% of school librarians have purchased E-books for either personal or professional use.The survey was conducted by educational consulting firm Egremont Associates, with support from co-sponsors edWeb.net, MCH Strategic Data, and TecKnoQuest Inc.
Points from the survey results:
- educators who have not already jumped on the bandwagon appear to be unlikely to do so in the near future.
- 70% are paying for eBooks out of their own pocket.
- School librarians are more involved with eBooks than teachers - partly because their eBook purchases are more likely than teachers.
- most popular foramts of books purchased are .pdf or .azw (Kindle)
- if educators own an eBook reader it is most likely to be a Kindle