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'm the Director of Academic Advising at Quincy College. I'm hoping this can be a place to express the occasional thought that may mean something to someone. . .we'll see. I'm also a musician--I play the string bass in primarily the jazz and classical idioms (though I love many kinds of music and have played everything from folk and bluegrass to new wave and hard rock). And, as an Italian-American, I love good food and good wine. . .basically,don't be surprised by posts on any of the topics mentioned above ;)
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