University of Georgia: “E-readers may edge out traditional print, despite learning quality”
I know the digital versions are cheaper, so if that helps students, then it works for me,” said Josh Dix, an international affairs doctoral student who served as a teaching assistant for a POLS 1101 course.
But Dix also said he personally does not like digital versions of textbooks because he prefers physically holding a book as well as writing in margins and highlighting text with real writing utensils.
Nan McMurry, UGA Libraries director for collection development, said the library does not focus on offering digital versions of textbooks, but it does offer many e-book resources.
“The library has a collection of 332,000 e-books and electronic documents that include, but are not limited to, government publications, historical texts and contemporary mainstream books,” she said.
[Clip]When asked if students prefer digital formats to traditional print, McMurry said that it’s about an even split.
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