Notebooks preferred to Readers for eTextbooks, highlights of the EDUCAUSE webinar on eTextbooks at NWMSU

August 26th, 2009 · Comments Off

I sat in on the EDUCAUSE webinar today on the eTextbook pilot project at NW Missouri State University.  Some background: NWMS University has been purchasing textbooks for their students for the last 100 years!  They also provide notebook PC’s to students for a rather small fee.  Testing the eTextbook plan with the SONY Reader was […]

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EDUCAUSE eBook Webinar tomorrow

August 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Short notice, but this one looks good and it’s FREE – EDUCAUSE E-Readers and E- Textbooks: Current Reality and Future Possibilities.  Speakers include Jon T. Rickman and Roger Von Holzen from Northwest Missouri State University. Hopefully they will go into more detail on their pilot program, which was in an EduCause article earlier this year. […]

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eTextbook Article from EduCause Quarterly

July 30th, 2009 · Comments Off

Great article in the EduCause Quarterly “A Campus-Wide E-textbook Initiative.”  Authors,  Jon T. Rickman, Roger Von Holzen, Paul G. Klute, and Teri Tobin describes the process that Northwest Missouri State University followed to transition from a textbook rental program to an eTextbook rental program.  eBook Readers, Laptops, and the NMSU implementation plan are discussed in […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Textbooks