Monday, 13 October 2008
More on the e-casebooks meeting
The Chronicle of Higher Education has an article this morning about the meeting that took place a couple of weeks ago in Seattle, where the possibilities of e-casebooks and other options were discussed. The article contains these factoids: "in their first year at law school alone, students typically spend more than $1,000 just for casebooks, and the books are up to 1,000 pages long, weigh in at a combined 28 pounds, and run to a combined length of more than 8,700 pages, a sizable portion of which professors never assign and students never read." The law professors at the meeting discussed the possibilities of having e-content available that they would be able to pick and choose from, so that they could custom-build e-books for their courses.