Home » Values clash » Wild & New Stuff » College textbooks are going the way of Netflix — Quartz I strongly suspect that even physical College and University campuses will morph into small chat facilities needed only for papers, research, counselling, and theses presentations. Textbooks will disappear as they are now, and be online only, as more students and faculty purchase and use iPads and iPhones. Laptops and desktops will be a thing of the past.

College textbooks are going the way of Netflix — Quartz I strongly suspect that even physical College and University campuses will morph into small chat facilities needed only for papers, research, counselling, and theses presentations. Textbooks will disappear as they are now, and be online only, as more students and faculty purchase and use iPads and iPhones. Laptops and desktops will be a thing of the past.

This is the second in The Vanishing University, a four-part series exploring the tech-driven future of higher education in America. Here is part one. A new copy of Glenn Hubbard and Tony O’Brien’s widely used introductory economics textbook costs more than some smartphones. The phone can send you to any part of the web and…

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