An Assessment of College Students' Attitudes towards Using an Online E-textbook

@article{Falc2013AnAO,
  title={An Assessment of College Students' Attitudes towards Using an Online E-textbook},
  author={Emilie O. Falc},
  journal={Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning},
  year={2013},
  volume={9},
  pages={1-12}
}
  • Emilie O. Falc
  • Published 2013
  • Education
  • Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning
Introduction Many college students are facing high textbook costs in addition to rising tuition. With textbook prices adding to the stress on college students' budgets, professors and students seek ways to lower textbook costs. Some instructors use previous editions of texts so that used textbooks can still be purchased even when the publisher has released another new edition. Others make their own texts or skip using textbooks all together. Students now more commonly select e-textbooks as a… 

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