6 Lessons One Campus Learned About E-Textbooks

A quick heads up: Jeff Young has an informative piece in The Chronicle of Higher Education on what happened when one university delivered all textbooks to students electronically. It's definitely worth a read. Meanwhile, on a related note, Walt Mossberg, the Wall Street Journal's tech guru, doesn't like the new Kindle DX very much. Amazon designed the supersized e-book reader (see it here) to bring portability to textbooks, newspapers and other periodicals. If you get one, let us know your thoughts, whether pro or con.

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  • Carol A says:

    I think the only way we will get the “bugs” out of any new technology is to actually use it! There is a world of difference between a few techno-savvy users and the Mr/Ms Average, who still havn’t quite mastered their microwave oven controls. Attending a university as a (very) mature age student I am amazed at the lack of computer skills of the average college student!

  • Don Don says:

    “I am amazed at the lack of computer skills of the average college student!”

    Could you offer a case or two?

    Thanks.

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