Corey Angst, assistant professor of management at the University of Notre Dame, has started a one year pilot study of e-readers, starting with the iPad. One of the goals of the study is to determine how electronic textbooks could potentially replace traditional textbooks.
This has interesting applications for our push towards dynamic electronic medical textbooks. With the Stanford School of Medicine and UC Irvine School of Medicine recently giving iPads to their incoming medical student classes – data on the usefulness of medical ebooks should be plentiful soon.
For examples of how medical ebooks look on the iPad check out a recent review we did.