Florida State Universities Launch Free Digital Textbook Program

If you’re going to school at a Florida state university, your fee burden just grew a little bit lighter:

The board that oversees Florida’s state universities has launched a program that will offer free online textbooks to students; the program makes printed books available as well, for about half the price that students now pay every semester.

The program, called Orange Grove Texts Plus, surveyed students and found that about a third said they were comfortable reading ebook versions of textbooks, while about a quarter said they wouldn’t like it at all. By going digital, they can offer a free alternative to low-income students or those who don’t mind reading off a computer screen, and offer discount pricing on print versions for everyone else.

“Florida college students get free online books” [ecampusnews via BlackBox Innovations]
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