Sure, colleges are jumping on the iPad bandwagon, but it looks like there might be a problem with that: Slog tipper Maggie alerts us to this study, which says that students retain information better in print than in a scrolling online format. (It doesn't mention what the retention levels look like when the electronic format apes a book, with virtual flipping pages.)
The point of the study isn't to inspire anti-e-book fervor, though. It's just a reminder that different people require different learning methods:
"What it could do is give us recognition of how to better design materials so all people learn well, so we don't have this group of low-working-memory-capacity individuals who are behind the curve and are for some reason failing to learn when this material is in this scrolling form," he said.