Michigan State conducting an ebook viability study

The State News is reporting that Michigan State University is currently looking into the possibility of using digital textbooks on campus. From the article:

The campuswide student survey, which is part of MSU’s Environmental Stewardship Initiative and is expected to be completed in September, will gather information about how prepared students are for a potential switch to e-books and digital courseware, said Stuart Gage, a professor emeritus at MSU and the study’s principal investigator.

“This is a revolution that’s going on everywhere, and it’s something that we need to adapt to,” Gage said.

Gage said the informational study plans to discover where students purchase course materials and what resources — such as the Amazon Kindle ereader — students use and are familiar with.

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