Online Learning Update

August 26, 2011

Online Learning: As Textbook Formats Multiply, New Services Help Students Compare Options

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:01 am

By Jeff Young, Chronicle of Higher Ed

Traditionally, students shopping for textbooks have faced a simple choice: buy new or buy used? But recently things have gotten complicated. Publishers now offer digital editions. Rental programs let students lease printed books. And Amazon recently opened a site that rents out digital editions that self-destruct at the end of the semester. To help students sort through all those options—and compare prices—several new online services have emerged that aggregate offerings from various retailers.

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