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Designing Courseware for Gateway Classes to Produce Equitable Outcomes: Key Podcast

Gateway courses are supposed to clear the path to fields of study, but for millions of students who struggle in...

Open-Access Books Help University Press Revenues, Study Finds

Open-access publications can generate significant revenue, despite hesitancy among universities to embrace free and open online access to research, a...
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More Professors Aware of, and Using, Open Educational Resources

A study finds increasing levels of buy-in of open resources, with about three in 10 instructors requiring OER in their courses.

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Academics Turn to Paid Newsletters for Scholarly Connection

Substack, which hosts roughly two million paid subscribers, said its base of academic users increased more than 100 percent in the last year.

Responding to Criticism, Publisher Reinstates Blocked Ebooks

After scrambling fall courses by withdrawing more than 1,380 ebooks, Wiley now says it will restore access to the course materials. Its short-term solution leaves many librarians unsatisfied.

Publisher Blocks Access to Ebooks, Scrambling Fall Courses

Wiley withdraws more than 1,300 titles from a large multidisciplinary ebook collection for libraries as fall classes begin, hindering students’ access to affordable learning materials.

Who’ll Pay for Public Access to Federally Funded Research?

The White House painted an incomplete economic picture of its new policy for free, immediate access to research produced with federal grants. Will publishers adapt their business models to comply, or will scholars be on the hook?

A Best-Selling Textbook Is Now Free

A popular chemistry book's jump from a publishing titan to an OER pioneer could be pivotal for the open access movement. For the author, it's also a fitting tribute to his late son.