Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Chronicle article: Online Textbooks Fail to Make the Grade

http://chronicle.com/prm/weekly/v51/i23/23a03501.htm

Subtitle: Students prefer handling pages the old-fashioned way

Scott Carlson. 2/11/05.

About how "students are being urged by textbook publishers to buy cheaper online versions, and students are resisting. Why? Apart from having to read entire books online (which contrary to predictions, students hate as much as other people do) they are basically renting the book with enormous limitations." Barbara Fister on COLLIB-L

Once the link expires, get the FT from ProQuest (Jan/1988-1 month ago)

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