Professor Pushes For Better E-Textbooks

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Predictions that electronic textbooks would push traditional books to the back shelf on college campuses have so far proven overly optimistic.

But Brian Lindshield remains a big believer.

The assistant professor of human nutrition at Kansas State University has developed an online teaching product that relies on so-called flexbook technology. That's "flex" as in flexibility.

Designed primarily to be read online, Lindshield's flexbook includes plenty of visuals, with links to videos, animations, current events and other relevant materials that can be found on the Web. As such, it suits many learning styles.

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