Should you use your Kindle for School?
June 22, 2016
The technology in the school education system is currently seen through the increase in the production of the wireless reading devices. In less than a year, Amazon was able to release two new models for Kindle, which is their very own wireless electronic book reader. Kindle’s latest version, was released few years back in 2017 has a weight of 18.9 ounces – just your average hardback novel. Its electronic paper display uses an e-ink and a 16-level gray scale that provides the same feel and readability of typical newsprint.
Amazon launched their Kindle Pilot Project in University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. Darden is one of the schools that will participate in Amazon’s pilot education project using their new wireless electronic book reading technology. The program includes arbitrarily choosing students who’ll use Amazon’s Kindle throughout an educational year free of charge. Should these students choose to keep their cellular device, they can buy it at a low price.
During the Kindle Pilot Project in Darden School, more than 300 first-year MBA students arrived where 62 of them were presented with the box that contained the Amazon’s newest wireless electronic book reader. This pilot group will test the new device, including a 9.7-inch electronic paper display that has an automatic rotation depending on the orientation you prefer. It also has a wireless network connectivity that gives access to over 300,000 e-books, magazines, top newspapers, and case studies from Darden Business Publishing are now available on their Kindle. This new wireless reading device also provides its users the ability to highlight or take notes and can store up to 3,500 electronic books.
Other schools that are included in Amazon’s Kindle Pilot Project are Arizona State University, Case Western Reserve University, Pace University, Reed College, University of Washington’s Foster School of Business, and Princeton University. Some university presses are also participating in Amazon’s campaign in integrating their wireless electronic book readers inside the classroom. The University of California Press, Yale University Press, and Oxford University Press are among the first to have their books available for sale through Kindle.
Amazon’s wireless electronic book readers certainly have its own appeal, especially among students since it can be a very practical way of carrying and accessing all, if not most, of the reading materials they need.