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!"

2 comments:

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 Amazon.com. 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.