How Kindle Could Change the Textbook Market – Chronicle.com

How Kindle Could Change the Textbook Market – Chronicle.com

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I always get a little nervous when I read the primary justification for an educational endeavor suggesting that the technology will make education seem “more cool.”  I got even more edgy about this article when I read they’ll base their assessment of efficacy on whether or not use of the kindle provides students with a “better learning experience.”  I wonder how they’re gauging this–how are they quantifying the quality of the students learning experience?  If their major criteria is that they want education to seem “more cool” rather than equipping students to experience educational success that is “more real,” I actually think this would be very “un-cool.”

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About Art

I've been a higher education professional for over 15 years and an Academic Advising administrator for the past eight of those. I have a background in exploratory student advising and have spent a great deal of time guiding students through contemplating their personal college-to-career pathways. I've published, presented, and consulted on the intersection of social media and academia and am a firm believer in social media's power as a tool for engagement rather than solely information delivery. I've worked at public and private institutions as well as 2-year colleges and 4-year universities. I believe in Academic Advising as a teaching and learning activity, that learner-centered education is the key to students' academic success, and that as long as we keep students' individual goals and success at the center of our decision-making process, the problem of college-level student attrition can be solved.
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