November 17, 2014

University of Connecticut: “E-books Gain Wider Use by Professors”

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From The Daily Campus:

Professor Richard Rockwell of the University of Connecticut sociology department exclusively uses the electronic editions of the textbooks required for his classes.

Rockwell prefers this method because of the lower price point for students and the ability to access not only the textbook, but study aids and quizzes through the online provider.

Even with the lower price, Rockwell has not found that students are more likely to purchase the e-book than the physical copy.

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[Gianna] Duncan [a second semester speech, language and hearing studies major] said she prefers to use her e-books for short readings because the iPad screen hurts to look at for long periods of time. Students also said that printed textbooks are favorable when the class requires note taking or highlighting material within the text.

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