Following a lawsuit from major textbook publishers, a Boston company rewrites its "textbook replacement" material and asks judge for breathing room.
A startup company offers students free alternatives to leading textbooks in key college courses -- taking aim at publishers, who aren't pleased.
Western Governors U. says it will pay McGraw-Hill for course content based on how well students do with it. Pearson is also using the model.
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Open education advocates launch Lumen Learning, which aims to help institutions replace expensive textbooks with open-source solutions.
To lessen the impact of rising textbook costs, three institutions have created programs that allow students to borrow course materials.
OpenStax College, an open-access textbook publisher, introduces its first offering through iTunes -- and hopes the $4.99 charge will allow students to benefit from extras and the business model to grow.
The e-textbook consortium CourseSmart has announced an analytics program that will provide data about students' usage of a text, which universities can use to link with outcomes.
Publishing giant unveils search engine for open educational resources -- and its own content.
Apple iPads are gradually catching up to their hype on four-year campuses; e-textbooks make inroads as well.
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