E-textbooks become a requirement at some universities
- Indiana University, University of California-Berkley, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin, University of Virginia and Cornell University have all adopted programs requiring students to buy electronic textbooks.
- Indiana University was the first to pilot such a program three years ago and charges students for their books through their bursar accounts, which allows the school to negotiate low prices with publishing companies.
- E-textbooks still account for only 9% of all textbook purchases, and some students find that buying them only adds to their expenses.
From the article:
While several colleges across the country are pushing electronic textbooks, touting them as more efficient and less cumbersome than regular textbooks, students are reluctant. ...
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