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This is helpful, Kelly, thank you very much!
Best,
--Leslie



On Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 9:57 AM, Askey, Kelly L. <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I attended a program presented by one of our math instructors recently,
> and he talked about his move towards using open source text books for his
> math courses. He has been getting positive feedback from students about it
> and he has found that his students are more likely to have the text from
> the very first day of class, because they don’t have to worry about the
> cost.
>
>
>
> Also, he did say that some of the open sources offer an inexpensive
> printed text option.
>
>
>
> *Kelly Askey-Lodes*
>
> Peer Tutoring & Study Skills Development Program Supervisor
>
> STLCC-FV, SC-130
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> 314-513-4073
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> *From:* Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals [mailto:
> [log in to unmask]] *On Behalf Of *Leslie Foley
> *Sent:* Tuesday, November 15, 2016 5:43 PM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* Re: [WARNING: Suspect URL] Re: A question about regular
> textbooks vs ebooks and student learning
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>
> Thank you, Jeffrey and Jennifer. Now I have literature and anecdotal
> evidence to share with the professor who is querying me. This will help his
> department with their exploration of options.
>
> Best,
>
> --Leslie
>
>
>
> On Tue, Nov 15, 2016 at 2:31 PM, Jennifer Hicks <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> We have moved to open source textbooks in many of our classes because of
> cost, but like Jeffrey, anecdotal evidence points to students preferring
> hard copy books, and in many cases not even opening online books.
>
> Jennifer Hicks
>
> Director of Academic Success
>
> Georgia Highlands College
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> On Nov 15, 2016, at 5:10 PM, White, Jeffrey <[log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>>
> wrote:
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> Hi Leslie,
>
> I have anecdotal evidence from my students who by a vast majority claim
> that they retain information better by reading the physical book or hard
> copy of articles.
>
> All the best,
>
> Jeffrey
>
>
>
> Jeffrey White, M.A., M.S.
>
> Learning Commons Administrator, Shepard Academic Resource Center
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> Instructor of German, International Languages and Cultures
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> Buckley Center 163, MSC 184
>
> University of Portland
>
> 5000 N. Willamette Blvd.
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> Portland, Oregon 97203
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> T: 503.943.7141  E: [log in to unmask]
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> *From:* Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals [
> mailto:[log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>] *On Behalf Of *Leslie
> Foley
> *Sent:* Tuesday, November 15, 2016 1:37 PM
> *To:* [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
> *Subject:* [WARNING: Suspect URL] Re: A question about regular textbooks
> vs ebooks and student learning
>
>
>
> Thank you, Saundra and Laurie! This is very helpful. I will share your
> thoughts and article links with the professor.
>
> Best,
>
> --Leslie
>
>
>
> On Tue, Nov 15, 2016 at 12:27 PM, Saundra Y McGuire <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> Regular textbooks are better!  Students prefer them and the research says
> that the brain prefers paper.  See https://www.scientificamerican
> .com/article/reading-paper-screens/ and https://ppiassociation.org/New
> s/Printlandia/2014/07/Scientific_American_Why_the_Brain_P
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>
>
> Have a wonderful Thanksgiving,
>
> Saundra
>
>
>
> Saundra McGuire, Ph.D.
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> Author, Teach Students *How* to Learn (Info at http://tinyurl.com/ogfktwp)
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> (Ret) Assistant Vice Chancellor  & Professor of Chemistry
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> Director Emerita, Center for Academic Success
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> Louisiana State University
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> Please post to list! Ted
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> *From:* Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals [
> mailto:[log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>] *On Behalf Of *Leslie
> Foley
> *Sent:* Tuesday, November 15, 2016 1:39 PM
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> *Subject:* A question about regular textbooks vs ebooks and student
> learning
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>
> Dear all,
>
> A chemistry professor at our university emailed me recently to ask if I
> knew whether there might be different learning outcomes for students who
> use ebooks rather than print copies. They are trying to determine if they
> can reduce the cost of textbooks for students (now at $233 for their gen
> chem textbook, which they use for both gen chem I and II). My thought is
> that effective reading strategies should be applicable to both, but I would
> be interested to hear if you know of studies that address the question or
> have experience with students using ebooks who may have described positive
> or negative experiences with them.
>
> Thank you very much!
>
> --Leslie Foley
>
>
>
>
> --
>
> Leslie Foley
> Director of Academic Assistance
> Pacific Lutheran University
> Tacoma, WA 98447
> 253-535-7520
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> Leslie Foley
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-- 
Leslie Foley
Director of Academic Assistance
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447
253-535-7520
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