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CourseSmart E-Textbooks track students' reading.

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  1. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/09/t...-students-progress-for-teachers.html?hp&_r=4&
     
  2. Neon

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    You know what else tracks students' reading? Tests.
     
  3. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.

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    They're trying to throw more money at education instead of just teaching the kids.

    Sounds like something Big Brother with evil intent would say.
     
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    I love this paragraph.

    What I hate? Students learning at their own pace.
     
  5. Don the Radio Guy

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    Too judgmental.
     
  6. d0uche_n0zzle

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    Do they know if you're studying naked?
     
  7. Jacuzzi Billy

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    And I used to get mad when a college prof took attendance.
     
  8. Jacuzzi Billy

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    The e-book will be sold for $490 compared to the $500 print book. However, the student will not have the opportunity to sell the book back for $15 four months later.
     
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  9. whiskeyguy

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    Some of the ebooks I used in school expired... so not only could you not sell it back, you don't actually own it for your own use after a certain amount of time.
     
  10. SatansCheerledr

    SatansCheerledr Ideologically Unsound

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    Students can't get away with shit anymore.

    Da' Man be all up in their grill.
     
  11. d0uche_n0zzle

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    Surprised there haven't been more school massacres.
     
  12. OilyJillFart

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    And they do it a lot better than a report of how long a page was displayed on a reader.

    College students are free to learn the material from any source, they aren't limited to the text the professor chooses for the course.
     
  13. Psychopath

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    Glad I'm not a student anymore.
     
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    I'm an unorthodox learner - sometimes one quick breeze and I got it down, sometimes I need to repeat again and again. I am a good judge of when I feel ready or not, and I got the summa cum laude degree to attest to it. Forcing this kind of thing on me as a student would have the opposite of the desired effect. This is just like the Ritalin for kids craze - lets make everyone a carbon copy of everyone else. Just good little drones ready to become identical members of a boring society.
     
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