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June 28, 2018 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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FlatWorld Survey Shows How Professors Evaluate Textbooks

FlatWorld published the results of a survey of 139 professors in various academic fields (about 70% were from 4-year colleges; 30% from 2-year colleges) who have used FlatWorld learning materials. According to the company, “The results shed light on a variety of criteria that professors use to evaluate textbooks, concerns about open education resources, and a continued demand for print in an increasingly digital world.” Findings include the following:
  • Cost is the most-cited consideration for adopting new textbooks …
  • Print is still a valuable resource …
  • Professors’ primary OER concern is quality of material …
  • Newness is an important adoption criterion …

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