Technology, costs, lack of appeal slow e-textbook adoption
The accounting major at Virginia State University got by in several courses with study groups and professors’ lectures. “It’s not that I didn’t want to buy,” he says. “Sometimes, I just didn’t have the money for a $200 book.”
VSU, a 129-year-old historically black college in Petersburg, Va., knows Martin isn’t the only one. More than half of its students routinely skip buying textbooks.