eTextbooks are now included at no additional cost in Straighterline courses. Textbook use is highly correlated with student success and course completion.* By including eTextbooks with our courses, Straighterline is helping students achieve their academic goals by providing best-in-class tools to make studying more convenient.
Why do we offer eTextbooks for free?
At StraighterLine, we are 100% committed to student success. Since textbook usage is a critical factor in student course performance, we wanted to make it even more convenient for students to access their reading assignments and complete their StraighterLine courses.
Charging students separately for expensive textbooks makes college more expensive and makes the actual price more confusing. By making eTextbooks free, StraighterLine further reduces the cost and confusion of starting college.
Benefits of eTextbooks
*Source: Predicting course outcomes with digital textbook usage data (Reynol, Juncoa & Candrianna, Clem) and Assessments of Textbook Usage and the Relationship to Student Course Performance (Landrum, Eric & Gurung, Regan & Spann, Nathan)