CSUDH gives digital textbooks a try

ContraCostaTimes – “As if runaway tuition fees during a down economy weren’t bad enough, college students are taking it on the chin from another expense that can’t seem to stop going skyward: textbooks. A recent study by the California State University system estimates that textbooks cost the average student about $800 a year. Not only this, sticker prices are rising to the tune of 7percent annually. This year, California State University, Dominguez Hills is taking a stand. The Carson campus is among six of CSU’s 23 locations to take part in a pilot program in which students, beginning this year, are able to purchase digital textbooks for temporary use. The program is analogous to Netflix in that digital access to the books is temporary: At the end of the semester, students “return” their books as their passwords expire.”

Comments are closed.

© Copyright 2014, Information Today, Inc., All rights reserved.