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."
In advance of International Human Rights Day, Scott McLemee reviews Authoritarianism: Three Inquiries in Critical Theory, by Wendy Brown, Peter E. Gordon and Max Pensky.
Scott McLemee reviews Laurent de Sutter's Narcocapitalism: An End to the Anaesthetic Society.
Authors discuss new book on evolution of a key American model of higher education.
Scholar's article said his colleagues were publishing in "predatory journals." Now he's banned from campus.
Violations of policies on peer review are cited, without saying what the violations were.
Author discusses his new book defending research universities in an environment where their value is questioned by politicians and pundits.
In her book, Susan Harlan imagines sitting down with literature's favorite characters to learn more about their interior decorating sense.
After years of avoiding public comment about her college years, the former first lady uses autobiography to describe what it was like to be a working-class black student at an elite, predominantly white campus.
Scott McLemee reviews Threshold: Emergency Responders on the US-Mexico Border by Ieva Jusionyte.
Mathematics scholar turned college president discusses his new book on problem solving.
Scott McLemee reviews Timothy Beal's The Book of Revelation: A Biography.
New book outlines how rich donors have become more assertive about how their money should be used and explores the costs to higher ed.

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Archive

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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