Monday, June 15, 2009

Maybe we should close the paper mills after all - yet another commentator weighs in on e-textbooks

I wish the commentators would make up their minds already . . . sheesh!  We've reported on those who like Kindle and its ilk and those who don't, here and here.  You can now add this professor at Southern Vermont College to the column marked "fan-boy."  In this article from Inside Higher Ed,, Professor Crowell touts the benefits of e-book readers while the interesting comments that follow his piece still find problems with the devices for use in university level courses.

I am the scholarship dude.  (jbl)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/2009/06/maybe-we-should-close-the-paper-mills-after-all-yet-another-commentator-weighs-in-on-etextbooks.html

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Consider me a fan. All of my textbooks are available from publishers in pdf format, which the Sony eBook can handle. The sheer savings in space and weight are worth it. It's easy to highlight snippets for notes. It is, as Jim notes, less expensive. Moreover, our students are conditioned to read electronic texts. I'm surprised we're not there yet, but I predict that within 3 years the vast majority of law school texts will be e-texts.

Posted by: peter | Jun 18, 2009 4:19:08 PM

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