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Student Attitudes Toward Content in Higher Education Volume 3

“Student use of alternative and illicit course materials is on the rise, according to new research from the Book Industry Study Group (BISG)’s ongoing survey of Student Attitudes Toward Content in Higher Education. The second installment in Volume Three of the study, which is powered by Bowker Market Research, shows that the percentage of students reporting they had downloaded course content from an unauthorized Web site has risen steadily to 34 percent from 20 percent when it was first measured in 2010. Over the same period, the percent of students saying they photocopied or scanned chapters of textbooks from other students rose from 21 percent to 31 percent.” (via BISG)

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Amazon Launches Textbook Rental

“Amazon.com, Inc. today announced the launch of Amazon Textbook Rental. Now college students can choose from thousands of textbooks to rent for the semester and save up to 70%. To rent a textbook, simply search Amazon.com for the book, select “Rent Now,” choose shipping and payment options, and check out. All textbook rentals are Fulfilled by Amazon and are eligible for Free Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25, and Prime Free Two-Day Shipping. At the end of the rental period, returns are free and simple with a prepaid, printable label.”

via Amazon Press Release

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Internet to be allowed in exams

Politiken.dk – “Danish ‘A’ level students are likely to be able to use the Internet in their written exams if a test run later this year proves successful. The Ministry of Education says that pupils already use the Internet for tests. “It’s a good way to get hold of historical facts or an article that can be useful, for example, in a written social sciences exam,” Ministry Education Consultant Søren Vagner tells MetroXpress.”

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Students and Libraries

On Boundaries – “Over the past three years teaching at my current institution, I have found it rather interesting to observe the relationship between the students and the library. My own feelings on the shortcomings of the library are well known, but what do the students make of it? Does it actually provide them with what they need? I have commented elsewhere about their inability to behave appropriately – is this why they don’t go to libraries?”

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