Tag Archives: digital textbooks

Reprise: How Much Do Community College Students Actually Pay For Textbooks?

By Phil HillMore Posts (443) [ed. The basic arguments in this post were covered here at e-Literate in 2015 and in The Chronicle more recently. The data has been updated into a new post based on recent news events.] Last … Continue reading

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A Big Reason That Digital Textbooks Are Misunderstood

By Phil HillMore Posts (443) Chegg, which is in the midst of a dramatic change in their business model by moving from textbook rentals to digital student services, got slammed last week in the stock market. After reporting mixed results … Continue reading

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Data To Back Up Concerns Of Textbook Expenditures By First-Generation Students

By Phil HillMore Posts (443) David Wiley has added to the conversation over use of data on college textbook pricing and student spending patterns with “The Practical Cost of Textbooks”. The key argument is to go beyond prices and spending and look at … Continue reading

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Asking What Students Spend On Textbooks Is Very Important, But Insufficient

By Phil HillMore Posts (443) Mike Caulfield responded to my post on data usage to understand college textbook expenditures. The core of my argument is a critique of commonly cited College Board data. That data originating from financial aid offices leads … Continue reading

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Bad Data Can Lead To Bad Policy: College students don’t spend $1,200+ on textbooks

By Phil HillMore Posts (443) The average US college student does not spend or budget more than $1,200 for textbooks, with that number rising each year, as commonly reported in the national media. The best data available continues to show … Continue reading

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