The idea, frankly, of Apple iPads, Amazon Kindle Fire tablets (even the upcoming one) and the Nook Tablet replacing textbooks seems far-fetched. Maybe that’s because I’m in a PhD program and Old School, literally. There’s the expense of the device, which easily gets lost or stolen, for one thing. You lose a book and you just replace it at the library or buy a used one.
But this gave me pause. Check out this most excellent infographic from the folks at OnlineTeachingDegree and let us know what you think.