image It’s old news—college bookstores selling E versions of textbooks. But here’s a little twist, a Dutch university gearing up to offer some of its courses via Hanlin / LBook V3 e-readers.

“The first eBook reader was officially presented on March 31 by Cees Brouwer, a member of the Board of Directors of the Open Universiteit,” reports Ebook Readers. “In the future, new courses will be disseminated through the university’s digital learning environment.” The university focuses on distance learners.

So is it a good idea—building hardware platforms, not just specific books, into courses? One plus, of course, is that the students will have little incentive to pirate.


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