Thursday, 30 April 2009

The future of the textbook - what do you think?

The following articles discuss the demise of the printed textbook as we know it. what are your thoughts, in favour or too sad to contemplate.

Nature (2 April 2009) Volume 458 Number 7238 pp549-668

Editorial

Clicking on a new chapter p549
The e-textbook is only one part of a bigger revolution in online learning.
doi:10.1038/458549b
Full Text PDF (551K)

News feature

Technology: The textbook of the future p568
Undergraduate textbooks are going digital. Declan Butler asks how this will shake up student reading habits and the multi-billion-dollar print textbook market.
doi:10.1038/458568a
Full Text PDF (1,101K)

This issue can be located in the ECU Library Catalogue

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Electronic format is environmentally friendly and takes up less storage than their paper/print counterparts.

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Joan Stepsen
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