RESEARCH BRIEFSNursing Student Perceptions of Digital Textbooks A Pilot StudyMennenga, Heidi A.Author Information About the AuthorHeidi A. Mennenga, PhD, RN, is an assistant professor, South Dakota State University Department of Undergraduate Nursing, Brookings. For more information, contact Dr. Mennenga at[email protected]. Nursing Education Perspectives: Volume 37 - Issue 2 - p 107-109 doi: 10.5480/14-1377 Buy Metrics Abstract Digital textbooks are increasing in popularity, often resulting from the perception that students demand the use of technology in academics. However, few studies have been done on student perceptions of digital textbooks. A pilot study was conducted with students enrolled in a nursing research course; 123 nursing students participated. This study found that students overwhelmingly preferred print textbooks over digital textbooks. More research needs to be done before assuming students would prefer digital textbooks over print. © 2016 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.