In an online school, you may or may not have hard-copy textbooks, but suffice it to say, if your professor assigns any of these texts as required reading, it might be time to drop that class. (Yes, we’re judging books by their covers.)
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With the introduction of Apple’s iPad in January, questions abounded regarding its potential impact on digital education. Could the iPad revolutionize how students learn? With textbook publishers jumping on board to develop iPad-compatible versions of their books even before the product was available for sale, the Apple product seemed to take the lead in next-generation educational technology. But what about Amazon.com’s popular book reader the Kindle, or the recent glut of affordable, stripped down laptop computers dubbed “netbooks”? Can any of them compete with good old-fashioned books? Here’s a rundown of what each has to offer. (more…)
It was only a matter of time before someone took the concept behind Netflix — renting mail-order movies online — and applied it to books. And what book has a higher demand-and-subsequent-return ratio than a textbook? (A Million Little Pieces notwithstanding.) Currently, there are three major online book rental companies offering textbooks (more…)
The clever readers at Lifehacker have contributed their best tips for finding cheap text books online. Their top recommendations:
- BigWords.com - A popular price comparison engine.
- AddALL - Another comparison engine.
- Chegg.com - A book rental service.
- Half.com - A discount bookseller.
For more details and advice on finding cheap text books see the full summary on Lifehacker.