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February 22, 2011

New technologies may change textbooks’ future

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By Lauren Kirkwood, Diamondback Online

The textbook industry may be on the verge of a major transformation if students, faculty and publishers embrace potentially game-changing new technology that a professor at this university has already begun to use. Because in-state students will likely face a 3 percent tuition increase next year, innovative ways of saving money on textbooks are more relevant than ever, and professors and student groups are taking steps to solve the issue of affordability. Like many of his colleagues, psychology professor Charles Stangor recently authored a textbook on material he has researched and taught in his classrooms. But unlike traditional books, Stangor’s work, Introduction to Psychology, is available online free of charge.

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