UHV experiments with free electronic textbooks
When it’s time for University of Houston-Victoria students to read the textbook in Gino Tozzi’s “Texas Politics & Local Government” course, most students pull out their cellphones.
Since spring 2014, Tozzi, a UHV political science lecturer, has supplied the textbook electronically at no charge to students taking two of his courses. Students access the textbook on mobile devices or can print it out for the fraction of the cost of a traditional textbook.
“It’s been useful from cost, accessibility and flexibility perspectives,” Tozzi said.
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