Secretary of Education Arne Duncan spoke at the National Press Club luncheon on Oct. 2, 2012. About 35 minutes into the video, he says that the United States should be moving from print to digital books as fast as possible. “Over the next few years, textbooks should be obsolete. . . This has to be where we go as a country,” said Duncan.
College and university students have been one of the most reluctant groups to adopt digital textbooks. Why do students like the printed book? What makes students reluctant to adopt digital books?