Share Paper: Unlimited E-Book Subscription As A Solution to Increase Student Access to Quality Learning Materials

  1. Nicole Hollywood, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, United States
  2. Kathy Quinn, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, United States
  3. Leesa Thomas-Banks, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, United States
Wednesday, November 4 3:15-3:30 PM Room 2

Abstract: Recently, with Covid-19, higher education found itself rapidly pivoting as a global pandemic forced the sudden shift to remote learning resulting in a dramatic rise in the use of digital learning resources (Lederman, 2020; Pressman, 2020; Rowe, 2020). This unprecendent rise in e-learning has pushed many in academia away from overpriced textbooks and towards digitized content (Dignan, 2020) and immersive augmented learning software (Govindarajan and Srivastava,2020). Accordingly, integrated digital learning solutions are now seen as more valuable than traditional textbooks selling for much less with greater profit margins and with greater acceptability by todays learners who see them as having ...