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Kindle DX accessibility lawsuit settled

When Amazon Kindle DX with 9.7″ eInk screen was announced it was dubbed “academic eReader”. Academic publications and textbooks don’t display well on a smaller 6″ screen. When the device was released, several universities and colleges announced pilot programs aimed at evaluating its effectiveness in replacing classic textbooks. However these programs hit the same roadblock […]

Princeton Students Give Kindle a Lukewarm Reaction

I’ve covered before the possible applications that the Kindle and other eReaders could have in education. ¬†With Amazon’s pilot program for Kindle usage at universities, this semester is a testing of the waters for the future of eTextbooks.¬† The students involved have begun to voice their impressions, and they’re not entirely satisfied. Does this mean […]

Princeton University to publish Kindle textbooks

Princeton University Press has announced that it will start publishing Kindle edition textbook this fall, according to Inside Higher Education, Princeton will follow other prominent educational establishments like Yale, Oxford and UC Berkeley in offering Kindle edition textbooks to students and faculty. Depending on the success, more university are likely to follow. The Kindle seems […]