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January 20, 2010

It finally hit me at a presentation during the Consumer Electronics Show last week in Las Vegas. 

Let me take a step back, I attended the show to find a device that would help our students better utilize technology in their studies.  We have toyed with the idea of moving to eBooks, but as the previous post states, our students are not a fan of eBooks.

So my search began.  I waded through 62 inch ultra flat 3D televisions and speakers that work underwater and in space to find the three aisles designated for eReaders.  I presented my dilemma.  I need a device where students can highlight, make notes; print out selected passages (along with the notes and highlights) and share information with other classmates. 

What a surprise…. Nothing exists.  Many vendors looked at me like I had three heads.  It was not until a presenter said, “We need eStudiers, not eReaders”.  Yeah, someone else gets it.

Soooooo….. electronics people.  Step it up.  Give our students a product that allows them to interact with the content.  We are waiting.

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