Silly though it seems, the weight of a student's bookbag is a great indicator of the success of the efficiency of our learning tools. If a Kindle, iPad, laptop or tablet adds to the weight of the bag without subtracting weight, something is probably wrong. E-books and online resources have to be a new way, not an add-on.
Episcopal is in a good place from which to watch the next big shift. Having moved two campuses into a third and sold the original two, EA is not easily daunted by change. The faculty is brave, clever and tough.They also have a lot of experience and can spot chicanery when they see it. Chalk is not beneath them and e-books do not intimidate them.