Cengage’s new e-textbook subscription service seems reasonable, but the question lingers: Who needs textbooks anymore?

As reported by Inside Higher Ed (IHE)on December 5, 2018, Cengage has just introduced a Netflix-like subscription service giving students access to etextbooks (in Cengage’s digital portfolio) for one set price, regardless of how many materials they use.
According to IHE, the new service, called Cengage Unlimited, “will give students access to more than 20,000 Cengage products across 70 disciplines and 675 course areas for $119.99 a semester. For 12 months’ access the price is $179.99, and for two years the price is $239.99. For students taking three or four courses a semester with assigned course materials from Cengage, the subscription …read more

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