E-textbooks on campus?

One college is testing out the idea of e-textbooks for their courses. At Northwest Missouri State a pilot program of students are issued laptops and then download textbooks for their classes.  Not only are they saving paper but they are saying money – the costs of college textbooks can be hundreds of dollars each semester.  Half the students still wish they had real, not electronic textbooks though, showing the move to all electronic might take awhile for even millennials.  Listen to this NPR podcast or read this Inside Higher Ed article about this “paper cut.”


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