Students at Indiana University save $8 million with digital textbooks

(2 October 2015) The days of toting heavy textbooks are gone for some Indiana University students, who have opted into the school’s digital learning program. Started in 2012, the IU program has saved students about $8 million by making electronic textbooks available.

Students are able to access their texts, which run about $35, via the internet from mobile devices to computers. Users can highlight, take notes in and share the electronic text. “Students have been complaining for a long time about the high cost of textbooks,” said Anastasia Morrone, associate vice president for learning technologies at IU. “Really, it does give you pause why a book has to cost $300.” Read the full story from digitalbookworld.