3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 7, 2012 8:37 AM by BeachCatFan

    Louisville Ky news story about NST at high school book club

    Reisnice

      The Louisville Courier-Journal Neighborhoods section had a full page story today, on a local high school library that was loaning NSTs to their book club members for the full school year, pre-loaded with books.  This coincided with the local public library (finally) lending ebooks, which could also be downloaded to the NSTs.  It was part of a project to raise reading levels at the school.  Overall, a nice free PR piece for B&N.

        • Re: Louisville Ky news story about NST at high school book club
          moose_tracker

          MooseTracker, although I look forward to more ebooks at libraries.. I am not too fond of the idea of giving out technical devices to school age kids.

           

          If it's a donation by B&N or some wealthy sole, well ok.. But, otherwise there is better things the school can spend it's tax dollar on.  Kids are too rough with textbooks as is.. All we need is the cost of yearly replacements for nooks that get lost, fall in mud puddles and get eatten by the dog..

            • Re: Louisville Ky news story about NST at high school book club
              BeachCatFan

              moose_tracker wrote:

              MooseTracker, although I look forward to more ebooks at libraries.. I am not too fond of the idea of giving out technical devices to school age kids.

               

              If it's a donation by B&N or some wealthy sole, well ok.. But, otherwise there is better things the school can spend it's tax dollar on.  Kids are too rough with textbooks as is.. All we need is the cost of yearly replacements for nooks that get lost, fall in mud puddles and get eatten by the dog..


              Get used to it. More and more schools are choosing iPads over traditional textbooks. While I abolutely adore gadgets, I have mixed feelings. As a taxpayer, the cost of the iPads concerns me. As an educator, I see the awesome advantages to a new type of learning technique..........textbooks that include video is one of them. The world changes. Might as well get used to it!! Remember (assuming you are old enough) the idea of computers in schools? LOL My elementary school aged sons were using a computer at school before we owned one in our own home. Actually, that was the reason I purchased our first computer...............way back when, in the DOS era :smileyvery-happy:

               

              Now, I simply could not LIVE without my computer (okay, I could, but I wouldn't be very happy) or the other associated items, like any of my NOOKS or my smartphone.

            • Re: Louisville Ky news story about NST at high school book club
              Reisnice

              This was a small-scale experiment in long-term loaning.  I think that if BN and Amazon are serious about schools, both are going to need a much more bullet-and-water-proof model than either have currently, as well as some compelling content.  They better hurry, though, because from what I've been reading, Apple has pretty much hijacked the new ePub spec with proprietary coding meant for fancy textbooks on iPhones and iPads.