Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Love this professor

Professor Ron Hammond, I love you.

From The Daily Herald via Library Link of the Day:
Dismayed at the rising cost of textbooks, Hammond has quit using textbooks in his courses. He has redesigned the courses he teaches to provide his students with a more varied selection of source material for a lower cost.

"I want them to understand where information comes from," Hammond said. "It's a skill they're going to need."

As a librarian who teaches research skills I say "Hoorah!"

As a parent who is paying for expensive textbooks for the entling's classes, I say "Double Hoorah!"


Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

Go Professor Hammond. The youth in my ward who are heading into college are paying hundreds of dollars just for the text books. FYI -- one of them started finding them on She's had great success finding them for under $20.

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Hurrah! It always annoyed me how the textbooks would be changed ever so much, and that way they could charge for a whole new edition.