Be more educated. Just using your fingertips.
The increasing number of online universities (not in Delaware only), has implied a new approach to content delivery and education. This new approach involves brand new technologies which rely on eBooks (electronic books) creation and delivery.
In the past, ebooks were merely a cheap alternative to paper books. Mainly for delivering small tutorials as well as practical guides in PDF format. Nowadays many “big brands” offer their own e-readers, and most books (bestsellers too) have a digital, download-ready, version.
Most tablets and mobile devices have built-in apps that can read e-books standard format (epub). Online book marketplaces sell digital books: purchase, download, read. Digital libraries are growing faster. E-commerce such as Amazon.com (which sell its reader, Kindle) has jumped on the digital content’s train.
More and more people have stopped buying books in the book shops or in the libraries and started buying e-readers. In USA many websites, have converted their business model from selling paper books to selling digital ones.
A mouse-click is enough to download a very large number of e-books. Many of them are free too. Readers have choices and opportunities: online libraries do not features books only: short novels, newspapers and magazines can also be purchased.
Big, historical, libraries such as The Canadian Library, the Consortia HytelNet Library, the NCSU North Carolina State, the Harvard University, the New York Public Library and the California State Library have chosen to offer their books via digital delivery too. Just to say, an evolution is happening in USA, and this is changing the world of culture and education.