Textbooks

Different Tacks on Textbook Choice

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Colleges grapple with ways to offer students cheaper options, but research suggests problems with some methods.

Professors Gone Paperless

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Three faculty members involved in developing free online textbooks explain why they're sold on the open source model.

Online Texts for Community College Students

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Initiative aims to create and evaluate material, while also assessing the viability of the open access model.

Open Textbook Meets Community Colleges

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Rice University's open educational resources Web site publishes a popular 2-year college text for anyone to read, reuse or remix -- free.

Next Steps for E-Texts

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With slew of new announcements and partnerships, some publishers, colleges and even bookstores seem poised to offer e-textbooks as a serious alternative for students.

E-Textbooks for All

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A pilot at the University of Texas at Austin will replace printed textbooks with electronic versions for all students in certain classes, free of charge.

Toward an All E-Textbook Campus

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Northwest Missouri State U., which rents books to students, experiments with electronic formats, with ambitions to go digital as publishers do.

E-Textbooks -- for Real This Time?

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For years, some have predicted a shift -- and then not seen it take place. But changes in technology, ventures by publishers and worries over textbook prices might make this the time.

Breakthrough, Bust, or Building Block?

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As Amazon unveils new version of its Kindle reader and underscores implications for electronic textbooks, perceptions vary on whether step is transformative.

Elsevier Won't Pay for Praise

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As if the textbook industry didn't have an image problem already...

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