Thursday, June 18, 2009

Textbooks as e-books

I didn't see the governor's proposal originally, and I have mixed feelings about it. While, perhaps, the new oversized Kindle is a good textbook machine (it's partly intended as such), I don't know if your average computer will do the job as well, as Schwarzenegger suggests. Still, given the costs of textbooks, it's probably a step in the right direction.

Publishers Weekly: Last week, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger proposed replacing school textbooks with e-books in order to help plug a state budget gap. Now, textbook giant Pearson has responded with digital content to supplement California’s programs in biology, chemistry, algebra 2, and geometry. More...

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