Online Learning Update

July 30, 2011

Oklahoma college students, bookstores look to online technologies for cost-savings on textbooks

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:04 am


University of Oklahoma junior Lindsay Green rents her textbooks and uses a free library reserve program to help save money. Oklahoma college students, bookstores look for cost-savings on textbooks Still, she spent nearly $400 last semester on books and supplies. Green, a political science student from Aledo, Texas, estimates she would have paid about $900 if she bought her books. Students at four-year public colleges spent an average of $1,137 on books and supplies last academic year, according to the College Board, a national nonprofit membership organization that works to promote excellence and equity in education. Rising costs have colleges, students and professors looking for cheaper alternatives, like the textbook rental and reserve programs Green uses. Other alternatives include shopping for bargains online, sharing books and using online resources. In many cases, those alternatives can save students hundreds of dollars a semester. Options, however, are still somewhat limited.

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