Online materials replace textbooks
| Jan 19, 2011
"It's a question that students, and a growing number of their professors, are asking: Why require students to buy expensive textbooks every year, when the Internet is awash in information, much of it free?" writes Martha Ann Overland in the Technology section of The Chronicle of Higher Education.
With a $750,000 matching grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges has started an ambitious program to develop online materials to replace textbooks.
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