Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
Aug 28, 2018
An online textbook priced at almost $1,000 has infuriated students trying to navigate an already confusing textbook marketplace, but Louisiana-Lafayette officials insist they had "good intentions."
Scott McLemee reviews two books about our networked society that raise rather dystopian concerns.
Author discusses his new book on "speculative" alternatives for higher education.
Scott McLemee reviews Manuel Castells's Rupture: The Crisis of Liberal Democracy.
After months of negotiating over open-access fees and paywalls, the University of California System follows through on threat to cancel its journal subscription deal with Elsevier.
Scott McLemee reviews Joan Wallach Scott's Knowledge, Power and Academic Freedom.
Co-editor discusses new book on FBI documents about spying on researchers.
A leader in digital humanities outlines ideas in her new book about how higher education can engage with the public in a sometimes hostile world.
Scott McLemee reviews some of the books now being published by university presses, many of which seem to predict our world in the upcoming decade.
Scott McLemee reviews Eric Johnson's Anxiety and the Equation: Understanding Boltzmann's Entropy.
Professor discusses new book about finding the funds to do your project and advance your career.
Author discusses in her upcoming book why chapter members drink and participate in "rape culture."
What if the critics are (mostly) wrong? Author discusses his new book about why American colleges and universities are stronger than many believe, even though they do face challenges.

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Archive

February 13, 2019

To drive professors’ embrace of open educational resources, college leaders should offer incentives -- a share of the financial savings -- to academic departments, teaching centers and libraries, Chuck Staben suggests.

November 14, 2018

Free, accessible curricular materials may have many benefits for students. But the research conducted so far hasn't delivered the required proof yet, Regan Gurung writes.

August 28, 2018

An online textbook priced at almost $1,000 has infuriated students trying to navigate an already confusing textbook marketplace, but Louisiana-Lafayette officials insist they had "good intentions."

June 20, 2018

The runaway cost of instructional materials is a worry, but it's not even close to the biggest problem for students, writes Jason Katzman.

May 2, 2018

Indiana University wants other institutions to absorb insights gleaned from its fast-growing digital textbook initiative.

May 1, 2018

In a bid to gain market share, publishers have slashed the cost of digital textbooks.

February 28, 2018

Author discusses new book on how technology is changing K-12 education, and the lessons of schools' experiences for higher education.

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