[caption id="attachment_56684" align="alignleft" width="210"] eTextbooks can be rented from Google Play for as much as 80 percent off the purchase price[/caption]

Textbook prices over the past decade have increased by more than 80 percent, and some students and faculty have begun turning to alternate, cheaper online means for their class materials.

Forty-seven percent of students recently surveyed by Educause said they wish their instructors used more eTextbooks.

A study conducted earlier this summer by Wakefield Research and CourseSmart determined that more than half of students think they would be more...

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