Thursday, November 18th, 2010...10:04 am
e-Textbooks: would YOU do it?
- Lower cost
- Many books in one small, light package
- Allow bookmarking and highlighting
- One familiar tool to read them all
Virginia State has recently provided their accounting students with free e-textbooks, citing the prohibitive cost of traditional textbooks.
Wired Campus reports that other schools have given iPads to incoming students, but have had issues integrating the devices into classroom instruction. St. John’s College has discouraged the use of free e-book versions of the classics, stating differences in translations as a big problem. A recently study by ACLS found that readers themselves have been frustrated by both the technology and the text format on existing eBook readers.
What do you think of e-Textbooks? Would you try it…or avoid it? Comments are OPEN!