As eBook eReaders become more popular for personal use why are they not seen more in academia? In particular, would students benefit from using eBook eReaders in academic program? This paper means to investigate the current academic use of eBooks and eReaders including PC/laptops/netbooks as eReaders. As part of the investigation we conducted a small pilot study of graduate students enrolled in an eBusiness strategy course and reviewed existing research. However, current research is very limited in the area of eBook devices (eReader). This paper proposes a framework to classify and evaluate eBook eReaders, reviews the limited existing research then develops some hypotheses on the usefulness of eBook eReaders. The findings will indicate that enhancements are still needed for eBook eReaders in the area of collaboration and personalization before they are ready for academia.
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