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Free Textbooks!

Free Textbooks!

There is no question about it, college textbooks are expensive. The U.S. Department of Education has announced an “Open Education” or #GoOpen initiative and ran its first “@GoOpenExchange” to get schools and educators committed to use open educational resources (OER). Institutions such as Ithaca College, The College of William & Mary and Santa Barbara CityRead more about Free Textbooks![…]

“Everyone Pirates”: Higher Ed Students Increasingly Seek Free Learning Materials

“Everyone Pirates”: Higher Ed Students Increasingly Seek Free Learning Materials

As textbook prices skyrocket and the internet makes producing and sharing digital files easier by the day, students are increasingly turning to illegal means to access their learning materials. A recent study says that as few as one in five students use fully legal sources for their textbooks. Nearly a quarter admitted that none ofRead more about “Everyone Pirates”: Higher Ed Students Increasingly Seek Free Learning Materials[…]

E-Textbooks: “An Interesting Ride”

E-Textbooks: “An Interesting Ride”

E-Textbooks: “An Interesting Ride” Paul Musket, Darla Runyon, and Robin Schulze The following excerpt is based on an interview conducted at the EDUCAUSE annual meeting in October 2009 by Gerry Bayne, EDUCAUSE multimedia producer. To listen to the full podcast, go to In Conversation: The E-Textbook Conundrum. Gerry Bayne: One study I recently read suggestsRead more about E-Textbooks: “An Interesting Ride”[…]