Another dot in the blogosphere?

A perennial question…

Posted on: February 15, 2019

… with no model answer.


Video source

Are textbooks obsolete? In a roundabout way, John Green mentioned how expensive they are and how there are more and much better resources online today.

But he says nothing about the dominance and self-interest of publishers of textbooks and journals. They sell books and journals (paper and electronic) to institutions of higher learning still stuck in the age of paper. The embrace change only if they can control it and take advantage of it.

So are textbooks obsolete? You get your answer when you can answer the question: Are universities obsolete?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

http://edublogawards.com/files/2012/11/finalistlifetime-1lds82x.png
http://edublogawards.com/2010awards/best-elearning-corporate-education-edublog-2010/

Click to see all the nominees!

QR code


Get a mobile QR code app to figure out what this means!

My tweets

Archives

Usage policy

%d bloggers like this: