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 Nicholas Wolterstorff's Religion in the University.
Author discusses new book on the impact of the mass shooting and how survivors tried to honor the dead and prevent future tragedies.
Herb Childress's new book is a painful, necessary read for anyone looking to understand or empathize with the costs -- human and otherwise -- of higher ed's gig economy.
Scott McLemee reviews Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction by Judith Grisel.
Scott McLemee reviews some of the many books coming out this spring and summer with the term in the title or clearly hinted at as the focus.
Anthony Ocampo provides three tips for cultivating a community and curating a conversation.
Authors discuss new book on what they see as dangerous trends for higher education in Britain.
Scott McLemee reviews Maria Francesca Piazzoni's The Real Fake: Authenticity and the Production of Space.
Author discusses her new book on couples -- in academe and other fields -- who can't find jobs in the same location.
It's not just you: sociology's publishing expectations have doubled in recent decades, by some measures, and that threatens research ingenuity, according to one study.
Inspired by University of California’s decision to drop its “big deal” with Elsevier, university librarians are laying the foundation to follow suit.
Scott McLemee reviews two books about our networked society that raise rather dystopian concerns.

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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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