Aug 21, 2013
SIOUX CITY, Iowa — For a college student, nothing brings on the “back-to-school blues” like paying for textbooks. That’s why the Briar Cliff education department is thinking “green,” saving money — and the environment — by going digital. Starting this semester, all education textbooks will be electronic, available online with a pin code and a few clicks.
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“The digital library is dramatically cheaper than buying or renting textbooks.” — Dr. Kristen Crabtree-Groff, education division chair
“Bring on the 21st century!” says Dr. Kristen Crabtree Groff, the division chair of education at BCU.
According to the Government Accountability Office, the price for new textbooks has risen nearly 80 percent over the past decade. That’s an unnecessary expense for a college student who’s already stretched thin, according to Crabtree-Groff.
“The digital library is dramatically cheaper than buying or renting textbooks,” she says.