E-study books pilot launches
On Monday 9 January, over 170 first year bachelor students of psychology started using online study books. Most of the books in the ‘The Human Body’ block and which are available in paper form in the Psychology study section in the Polak Building can now be studied 24/7 from PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone.
The students are taking part in the e-study books pilot, which we are organising in partnership with SURF. In this pilot, two platforms are being compared: Bookshelf and iPublishCentral. Several (foreign) publishers (Cengage, McGraw Hill, Palgrave, Pearson, Wiley), provide access to e-books via these platforms.
In the pilot, we are exploring what influence e-study books have on education and the study process. What is the added value of using e-study books, for example making and sharing notes online?
In addition, we also study the technical and financial conditions under which we can offer study books digitally.
The e-study books pilot runs until the end of March 2017.
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