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The traditional college student of today is part of the Net Generation who has been raised in an era of instant access. Their communication and learning is complemented by the Internet, a major influence on this cohort (Roberts, 2005). The regular method of contact is text messaging, instant messaging and cell phones. Learning methods for the Net Generation includes Internet tools such as Web-CT, Blackboard, online courses, online journals and i-pod downloads. Students were surveyed for their attitudes on using and learning with e-textbooks. Their views depict the changing attitudes towards media as precipitated by network connectivity popular with this generation.

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