http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy David Ellis. Whether you're an e-book convert or loyal to old-fashioned tomes, what's really important is keeping the costs down at university says David Ellis. Lately, there’s been conjecture over the increasing prominence of academic e-books and the concurrent decline of the traditional paper-and-ink variety. Personally, I prefer the physical version – eReaders just aren’t sturdy enough when you require a few extra inches of height to grab a suitcase upon a wardrobe, or to kiss someone taller.
Still, I’m convinced the potential of e-books mean their weightless presence will be felt in all lecture theatres before too long. Argument here is academic, though – most students are more concerned with making the most financially efficient use of all available resources, whatever the format. Read more...