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Students are shaking up the well-established textbook monopoly

Written by Nick Dinsmoor

December 1, 2019

Students are shaking up the well-established textbook monopoly

The textbook is evolving. Just like every other industry — rentals are up and ownership has plummeted. Likewise, digital sales are rising and analog is dropping. Although this means postsecondary students can save a few hundred (or thousand) bucks each semester on their expensive required reading materials, it also means that shifts in learning approaches are also taking place. Some educators argue that without physical textbooks, “less deeper learning” will happen and the digital divide will be even more apparent, especially in K-12 learning environments.

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