Not all students sold on e-textbooks: Apple might have a hard time convincing some college students to trade in their textbooks for iPads

Colleen Bartlett, a senior at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Cali., relies on technology every day to to help her edit the school newspaper, write stories and study. Like most college students, Bartlett grew up in a world where computers and the Internet pervade almost every facet of life, but she’s not ready for the latest technology trend in the classroom – electronic textbooks. “I basically don’t buy into the idea of these textbooks because I value the visual impact of tangible books, both because it is easier for me to read an actual page, and because it’s easier to recall information that came from a book or handwritten notes rather than from a computer,” Bartlett said. more

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