Posted by: ccclib | October 11, 2011

Custom Textbooks

Textbooks, in both digital and print formats, have more options for customization than ever before.  With price being an ever-present concern for students, textbooks designed to contain only the material the instructor intends to cover in a term could go a long way toward alleviating some of the fear and frustration.

“The question now is whether customization could move into the mainstream, ending the one-size-fits-all model of textbook publishing.”

Read the full Chronicle of Higher Education story:

New Digital Tools Let Professors Tailor Their Own Textbooks for Under $20

 Ever wonder why regular textbooks are so expensive?  Mental Floss blog explores the reasons.

Why Are Textbooks So Expensive?

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  1. Has there been much activity, concerning these tailored down and cheaper versions of textbooks? How would we as students keep up with which instructors are using them? -Maybe during sign in class descriptions. This is of great interest to me because I am working poor with no access to grants. Paying out of pocket is rough.


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