11 Jan Northeast Wisconsin tech students try electronic textbooks
Students at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College are part of an early wave of first-generation electronic textbooks. These aren’t just textbooks with a CD in the back cover. They’re viewed entirely on a computer, and NWTC is the only college in Wisconsin, and one of 30 nationwide, to try them out.
These books are up to 35 percent less expensive than printed books. Once they’re installed on a computer, though, they can’t be moved to other computers, and some of them have expiration dates built in by the publishers after which they can’t be used, so these are not the kind of textbooks you keep on your shelf well after college ends.
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