World Ebook Day: Reasons Ebooks are the Best Digital Resource for Learning

World Ebook Day
  • They allow the training process to be more comprehensive by including additional explanations with complementary and updated content.
  • They facilitate personalized learning according to the needs and requirements of each user, regardless of when and where they study.
  • More than 90% of the digital learning hours in Spanish schools and institutes are already carried out in this format, which is also the most used by university and postgraduate students, as well as by professionals who are trained by their companies (60%).

Madrid, July 4, 2023 – One of the pending tasks as the education system responds to new educational needs is to accelerate its digital transformation. In this regard, 78% of primary and secondary education teachers believe that in the next three years the digitization of the classroom will become essential, according to a survey by Epson’s EDU2030 program.

Among the innovations that are being incorporated to encourage this digitization, ebooks are increasingly gaining prominence as one of the most widely used tools available. In fact, they are already the preferred digital resource among Spanish students, comprising 91% of the total hours spent on education, according to the ‘I Observatorio del Aprendizaje Digital en España’ by ODILO, a Spanish EdTech that allows any organization to create its own Unlimited Learning Ecosystem.

On the occasion of World Ebook Day, which is celebrated every July 4, ODILO has highlighted the keys that make this format an ideal complement to assimilate new content regardless of whether it is someone in school, a university or graduate student, or someone who studies at home or in the workplace:  

  • Ebooks expand knowledge: by accessing the e-book with a smart device, students can expand the range of the content they consume with complementary information available on the Internet. In addition, e-books usually include explanations and footnotes, which tend not to be present in physical formats.
  • They adapt to each user through extra functionalities that allow regulating the font size to the reader’s taste or the brightness with which the content is displayed, which encourages its usability at any time of the day. Likewise, e-books include accessibility tools that facilitate their use by the visually impaired.
  • They are a timeless resource: they can be updated with new editions that include new information or correct typos or bugs in previous versions. At the same time, they are not at risk of damage or deterioration as they are hosted in the cloud.
  • Portability: since they do not take up much space and can be used in the device of the student’s choice, they allow the learning process to continue at any time and in any daily situation.
  • They promote sustainability: unlike textbooks, e-books do not require materials for their production. A point in favor of sustainability in terms of reducing the consumption of resources such as the paper used for the pages, the cardboard and plastic used for the covers or the oils and other natural pigments used to manufacture the inks.

Spain’s Chosen Format for Digital Learning

Thanks to these benefits, ebooks are the digital format most chosen by Spanish students. According to the ‘I Observatory of Digital Learning in Spain’, this is true not only among students in schools and institutes, where they already represent 91% of digital learning hours, but also among those who study at universities and postgraduate centers or who do so in the workplace (60%).

After ebooks, audiobooks are the second most popular digital learning resource in Spain. Their consumption is up to 20% of total study hours in the case of corporate students, 6% in schools and 2% for university and postgraduate students.

The third place is occupied by training courses, with a prevalence of 11% among those who study at the workplace.

The ebook is the first choice educational format according to the ‘I Observatory of Digital Learning in Spain’


ODILO is a B2B2C company, which has created a new category in the education market: Unlimited Learning Ecosystems. In this way, the firm allows any organization to create its own fully customized learning ecosystems, and offer its users unlimited access to the world’s largest catalog of educational content and create all kinds of learning experiences without restrictions. In addition, through the use of Artificial Intelligence, ODILO enables the creation of unique learning paths and experiences for both organizations and users, as well as its unique Business Intelligence system that is capable of measuring all possible forms of learning, and also offers the advisory service of industry experts.

More than 8,500 organizations in 52 countries – including governments in Europe, North America, Latin America, Southeast Asia, Australia and Africa; academic leaders such as Peking University and top companies such as Vodafone, Nestlé and Banco Santander – have already created Unlimited Learning Ecosystems from the more than 4 million resources available on the platform. In total, ODILO is part of the learning experiences of more than 170 million users worldwide.

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