Courseware/Digital Publishing

Courseware/Digital Publishing
Feb 19, 2020
Merging two giant educational publishers was never going to be smooth sailing, but the process has been rockier than Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education expected.
Dec 04, 2019
Planned pricing changes by academic publisher Cengage have not gone down well with the National Association of College Stores.

Opinion

July 1, 2020

Driven by this crucial moment in our history, this blog takes a turn to focus not just on "best practice" but "just practice."

July 1, 2020

Why Google/Apple/Microsoft/Facebook matter less to higher ed than we imagine.

July 1, 2020

In the weeks of COVID-19 isolation, the disparity of access to the internet has become more obvious as school-age children and adult learners have been deprived access to education and livelihoods.

June 24, 2020

Jenae Cohn envisions how the term may unfold for a faculty member who remains off campus in September.

June 24, 2020

Beth Seltzer envisions how the term may unfold for a student who remains off campus in September.

June 18, 2020

The University of Maryland Global Campus’s answer to the increasingly complex question of how to provide learners with the information they need when they need it and in a form that is useful.

June 17, 2020

In recent weeks America has come to a reckoning over long-unmet societal values on racial justice, equity and commitment to diversity. Why now? What has changed?

June 17, 2020

In the push for active and learner-oriented instruction, let’s not abandon classic methods of reading, writing and lecturing, Matt Ayars argues.

June 10, 2020

Why think about the future in this most difficult of times?

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February 19, 2020

Merging two giant educational publishers was never going to be smooth sailing, but the process has been rockier than Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education expected.

February 5, 2019

A college is accused of making it nearly impossible for students to opt out of a program that automatically bills them for textbooks -- a potential breach of government regulations.

October 30, 2018

Appeals court ruling continues decade-long legal battle between Georgia State University and three publishers over what constitutes "fair use" of course materials. Does anyone still care about the outcome?

June 6, 2017

Textbook publishers announce new measures to curb counterfeiting of physical books, including certification seals on book covers.

April 18, 2017

OER provider Lumen Learning joins with Follett to bring open course content to faculty members through the campus bookstore.

April 14, 2017

Administrators at CUNY and SUNY look to seize an $8 million opportunity to drastically expand the use of open educational resources at their campuses.

Archive

December 4, 2019

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

November 18, 2019

Pearson has developed a sophisticated mobile app for students struggling with calculus. But in a crowded marketplace, will it stand out?

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.

July 17, 2019

Trying to understand this growing presence on campuses? Tim Renick and Drew Magliozzi explain key terms and why they matter.

February 27, 2019

The conference on community college transformation features discussions of bringing about systemic change, the promise of open education and the right and wrong ways to get faculty buy-in.

February 27, 2019

Replying to a recent blog post, Jonathan Poritz argues that lowering students' costs by using open educational resources isn't just a nicety in an era when many students are hungry and textbook "quality" is exaggerated.

February 26, 2019

UPDATED: Education Department apparently disregards congressional instructions for spending 2019 money, dividing $5 million between Arizona State University and Chippewa Valley Technical College.

January 9, 2019

The number of instructors aware of and using OER continues to grow -- but many remain out of the loop. Will the market continue to shift?

November 16, 2018

North Dakota students saved more than $1 million on textbooks after the state invested just $110,000 to help instructors use open educational resources. Audit identifies successes and ongoing challenges.

October 2, 2018

Updated: Education Department awards $4.9 million to a 12-institution consortium led by UC Davis for open STEM textbooks. Advocates push for spreading the wealth for next year's round of funding.

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