Students participating in a pilot program using KindleDX e-readers at Princeton University reduced the amount of printed course work they created by 50 percent during the semester-long test. But, the results of the study indicate the e-reader technology still has room to improve before fully replacing books in classrooms.
Students in three courses using the Kindle were surveyed at the end of the fall 2009 semester and provided both positive and negative feedback of the device. A press release about the study said that wireless access, long battery life, convenience and searchability were all seen as strengths, while file navigation, organizational structure for documents and the ability to annotate PDF files were seen as areas needing improvement.
> Pilot of Amazon’s Kindle e-reader launched with fall semester (Princeton University)