Textbooks

Tech giant unveils iBooks 2, iBook Author, and upgraded iTunes U

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LIVE UPDATES: Officials announce 100 new courses produced with colleges, and plans to make textbooks far more versatile.

Tidewater CC saving costs, boosting student success with OER

Tidewater Community College has saved students $1 million with its zero-textbook-cost degree program. An added bonus: course retention and grades are rising.

OpenStax is latest publisher to build online learning platform

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The Rice University-based free textbook publisher is the latest in the industry to pair its own course content with an online learning platform.

Three major publishers sue college store company over textbook counterfeiting

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Three major textbook publishers sue the bookstore provider Follett, alleging failure to stop selling pirated versions of their books.

Publishers' new anti-counterfeiting measures include certification seals on books

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

Data show small improvements in accessibility of course materials

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Data from 700,000 classes show digital course materials have gotten only slightly more accessible to students with disabilities over the last five years.

Faculty member and librarians discuss how a college makes progress with OER

How one community college district is winning faculty converts -- with training, an active role by librarians and financial incentives -- to a new approach to course materials.

 

Follett, Lumen Learning announce OER partnership

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

CUNY, SUNY plan major expansion of OER efforts

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

Trial and Error: Cutting textbook costs

Lynn University strives to slash students' spending while increasing the quality -- and use -- of course materials.

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