Friday, December 11, 2015

Facing the Facts: Four Common Objections to Digital Textbooks - Ariel Diaz, EdSurge

Making the jump to more affordable, online courseware is the logical next step to cut costs, and many learning platforms and digital content providers are stepping up to help. Even the government is in support of digital, open textbooks, with members of Congress recently proposing the Affordable College Textbook Act and the U.S. Department of Education’s #GoOpen campaign. But despite available resources and growing support, digital textbooks are still met with doubt and resistance sparked by some key—and not so unfounded—objections. No stranger to having to set the digital versus print textbook debate straight, I’ve pulled together a list of common objections to sort out what is, in fact, true and what is completely false. https://www.edsurge.com/news/2015-12-05-facing-the-facts-four-common-objections-to-digital-textbooks

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