Category: textbooks

The Media Professor’s Textbook Dilemma

One small part of my main office bookshelf. Some really good books here, but few I’ve actually adopted for courses. Every semester, the textbook challenge rises again. Does a specific course really need a textbook? Is there such a thing as a truly up-to-date print textbook on a media-related topic? Could we get by entirely or mostly on freely available/library-accessible online readings, tutorials, MOOC segments and other bits of vetted content? Why are there still no online, interactive

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