PIRG Pushes Open Access; Students Still Prefer Print Textbooks

October 2010
Educational Marketer;10/11/2010, Vol. 41 Issue 20, p3
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The article offers information on a survey conducted by the Student Public Interest Research Groups (PIRG) in the U.S. which shows that 75 percent of college students prefer to use print textbooks while 25 percent use electronic textbooks. It mentions that the survey report of PIRG concludes that the combination of print textbooks and digital textbooks might be best for some students. It also notes that PIRG is pushing for open access wherein textbooks can be free and contents can be customized.


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