Courseware/Digital Publishing

Courseware/Digital Publishing
Feb 24, 2021
A majority of faculty members say the pandemic affected their course structures last year. Only 15 percent thought changes were for the better.
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.

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June 16, 2021

The major threats to operations in higher education in past years were funding shortfalls, natural disasters and dropping enrollments. Now, criminal cyberactivity has risen to a top concern.

June 3, 2021

There is an appropriate emphasis on relevant knowledge and skill development for degree and certificate students -- that's what gets employees retained and promoted. Professional contacts and networking are often what get them hired.

May 19, 2021

The demographic cliff we have been anticipating since the drop in births with the 2008 recession now has a younger sibling -- the COVID-19 cliff is coming with another deep drop in recent births.

May 5, 2021

The Antikythera mechanism is an astounding device dating to antiquity. It has been hailed as the first mechanical computer, but more precisely it is an educational device.

April 21, 2021

Learning before the 21st century was mostly about accessing and retaining theories, facts and figures; now it is mostly about applying theories, facts and figures in creative and critical ways to solve problems and advance society.

April 7, 2021

Employers are seeking graduates with both hard and soft skills that enable them to be effective employees on day one. Are we documenting those skills for our grads?

March 25, 2021

There is an intriguing anthropomorphic trend underway to apply human attributes and attitudes to artificial intelligence-driven chat bots and assorted personal assistant tools.

March 9, 2021

The future of higher education is bridging the gap between the expectations of learners and the needs of employers. 

February 26, 2021

University faculty members are discovering that students are using the internet to cheat on exams. Online sites sell test questions, answer keys, term papers and other assessments to students. There is a cure for this.

January 27, 2021

A president describes what she learned while teaching a new course at her university amid a pandemic.

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February 24, 2021

A majority of faculty members say the pandemic affected their course structures last year. Only 15 percent thought changes were for the better.

November 24, 2020

Nature sets article processing charge at the equivalent of $11,250 for researchers selecting open-access publishing.

August 17, 2020

Youngstown State faculty members say university is trying to seize all rights to their intellectual property.

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.

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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.

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

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 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 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.

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