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OverDrive Education Studies the Use of Ebooks in Schools
OverDrive Education unveiled the results of a new U.S. school survey finding that “80% of administrators [think] ebooks are very or somewhat valuable in the ability to offer remote learning.”
The press release continues, “It’s clear there is a connection between COVID-19’s disruption to the classroom and the adoption of ebooks. 98% of administrators report that full or partial remote learning is in place. 85% of administrators report using ebooks in their districts, and of teachers using ebooks, two-thirds say they’re using more this year than last year.”
Additional findings include the following:
- 59% of teachers say they use ebooks in their classroom to support curriculum, including digital textbooks as well as electronic versions of popular fiction and nonfiction books
- 40% of administrators say their district has ebooks as a school library resource
- 33% of administrators say ebooks are a great resource for those who struggle with reading
For more information, read the press release.
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