Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
Mar 18, 2021
As COVID-19 forced professors to embrace digital texts, they were likelier to know about -- but not to use -- free, openly licensed materials. Progress was greatest at colleges that promoted OER, especially minority-serving ones.
Scott McLemee reviews Barbara Blatchley’s What Are the Chances? which explores how beliefs about winning streaks can be manifestations of a shaky grasp of the principles of probability.
Scott McLemee discusses a timely new book with its editor, John Aubrey Douglass.
Scott McLemee reviews A Philosophy of Simple Living by Jérôme Brillaud.
Author discusses book on higher education history and settler colonialism.
Scott McLemee reviews Mikita Brottman’s Couple Found Slain: After a Family Murder.
Scott McLemee surveys a roundup of books for fall that are pertinent to the COVID pandemic.
Scott McLemee explores Spite: The Upside of Your Dark Side by Simon McCarthy-Jones.
As professional educators, doing so provides opportunities not only to increase our knowledge but also to improve our judgment, writes Robert DiYanni.
After fielding hundreds (maybe thousands) of questions about the publishing process, Laura Portwood-Stacer offers answers to the one that comes up the most by a landslide.
E-cigarette maker Juul funds a special issue of an academic journal about use of its product. Editor in chief says normal review processes were followed.
Scott McLemee reviews Heather Cass White’s Books Promiscuously Read: Reading as a Way of Life and Robert DiYanni’s You Are What You Read: A Practical Guide to Reading Well.
Scott McLemee explores Revise: The Scholar-Writer's Essential Guide to Tweaking, Editing, and Perfecting Your Manuscript by Pamela Haag.

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March 18, 2021

As COVID-19 forced professors to embrace digital texts, they were likelier to know about -- but not to use -- free, openly licensed materials. Progress was greatest at colleges that promoted OER, especially minority-serving ones.

August 19, 2020

Can colleges teach students what they need to know in the 21st century? Derek Bok offers an answer.

December 4, 2019

Planned pricing changes by academic publisher Cengage have not gone down well with the National Association of College Stores.

November 4, 2019

As major textbook publishers grapple with new strategic directions, alternative providers focused on lower-cost materials seize the opportunity to grow their market share.

September 19, 2019

As California's community colleges implement degree pathways with no textbook costs, what -- if anything -- can be gleaned from their data?

September 18, 2019

Publishers’ sales teams can freely visit professors on many campuses. Steven J. Bell asks, shouldn't academic librarians promoting alternatives have easy access to the faculty, too?

July 30, 2019

Concerned about limited purchasing options and potential price increases, students and consumer groups challenge the proposed merger of two major textbook publishers.

June 13, 2019

State University of New York system strikes deal with Lumen Learning to expand and fill gaps in systemwide platform to deliver open educational resources free to students.

May 2, 2019

Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education will combine to create one giant education publisher focused on digital content. Observers aren’t convinced that’s a good thing for students.

April 29, 2019

Analysis commissioned by advocacy group documents how major companies' business strategies could help them lock up research and learning data that colleges and scholars need.

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