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Penn State Technology Allows Faculty and Students to Build Their Own Textbooks from OER

Penn State Technology Allows Faculty and Students to Build Their Own Textbooks from OER

Faculty, staff and graduate students at Penn State University cleverly came up with a way for other faculty and students to create their own online textbooks through a tool called BBookX. Users would simply have to type in keywords related to their subject material, then BBookX will gather information from open resources regarding those keywords.Read more about Penn State Technology Allows Faculty and Students to Build Their Own Textbooks from OER[…]

Despite Booming eReader and eBook Sales, Many Students Still Prefer Traditional Textbooks

Despite Booming eReader and eBook Sales, Many Students Still Prefer Traditional Textbooks

Campus Technology reported last week that although the eReader market experienced a dramatic increase in sales during the last holiday season, the e-textbook market has yet to feel the boom. Companies specializing in e-textbooks, such as Inkling and CourseSmart, offer a fairly wide range of textbooks for a fraction of the price most university bookstoresRead more about Despite Booming eReader and eBook Sales, Many Students Still Prefer Traditional Textbooks[…]