Bay College program cuts cost of textbooks
Source: dailypress.net • 29-Jun-17
Bay College in Escanaba, MI now has an AA degree pathway that doesn't require textbook purchases. Achieving the Dream
provided funding to support the effort.
College textbooks cost unreasonable
Source: pnj.com • 29-Jun-17
Slow news day. So here is a letter to the editor from a student to the Pensacola News Journal.
Press Release: panOpen Partners with Instructure to Integrate Open Educational Resources Platform into Canvas Learning Management System
Source: prweb.com • 29-Jun-17
SUNY Partnership Encourages Free Online Textbooks
Source: wskgnews.org • 26-Jun-17
Textbooks in the digital world
Source: theconversation.com • 26-Jun-17
Open Educational Resources for Science Liaisons
Source: americanlibrariesmagazine.org • 26-Jun-17
Free Online Textbooks Coming to Ontario
Source: insauga.com • 25-Jun-17
Study published on Community College OER Project
Source: insidehighered.com • 22-Jun-17
Bay College board approves budget
Source: uppermichiganssource.com • 22-Jun-17
"A major initiative on campus has been the creation of Open Educational Resources (OERs)."
University of Missouri to push cheaper textbook plan
Source: columbiatribune.com • 21-Jun-17
Free textbooks for first-year university students could help improve retention rates
Source: studyinternational.com • 20-Jun-17
Mizzou President Choi to promote use of free online course materials
Source: columbiamissourian.com • 20-Jun-17
is the university's media advisory about the event with details, such as they are. Main floor, The Mizzou Store, 911 E. Rollins
University of Missouri-Columbia. June 21, 1 p.m.
Penn State: Consultation event to support faculty in adopting open educational resources
Source: psu.edu • 16-Jun-17
Q&A with TJ Bliss: It’s an exciting time for open educational resources
Source: hewlett.org • 16-Jun-17
TJ Bliss is a program officer at the William and Flora Hewlett foundation. Hewlett puts a lot of money into the development and promotion of Open Educational Resources.
Ten University of Arkansas at Little Rock Professors Awarded Grants for Open Educational Materials
Source: ualr.edu • 16-Jun-17
Grossmont College Partners with OpenStax to Promote Free Textbooks
Source: timesofsandiego.com • 16-Jun-17
Top Hat announces launch of Marketplace, $7.5 million USD Series C funding
Source: edsurge.com • 14-Jun-17
It looks like Top Hat Marketplace aggregates resources and assemble them into courses. Many of the textbooks are from Openstax, and they add a lot of HTML5 simulations (that are available from the University of Colorado) and question packs. I'd really like to know if educators find substantial value in the marketplace.
University Joins National Effort to Reduce Textbook Costs for Students
Source: fullerton.edu • 14-Jun-17
Cal State Fullerton joins the Openstax Institutional Partners Program. Members get some individualized consulting from Openstax to implement their OER program. It's a fairly selective group. Last year there were 43 applicants with 11 chosen. I wonder if their math department is on board with the decision
Global Interactive Textbooks Market - Key Drivers and Forecast from Technavio
Source: businesswire.com • 12-Jun-17
Market research firm predicts 17% growth in the textbook market over the next 4 years. Interestingly, it lists Apple among the key textbook vendors. You can read
the report yourself if you're willing to part with $2500.
New Features Added to CSU’s MERLOT Improve Access to Open Educational Resources
Source: newswise.com • 09-Jun-17
Curriki Calls for K-12 Content for New Spanish OER Library
Source: benzinga.com • 09-Jun-17
This is the first I've heard of Curriki. They are another curator of OER curriculum with a sizable membership, founded by Scott McNealy.
Textbook Publishers Now Fight Piracy With Seals of Approval
Source: the-digital-reader.com • 07-Jun-17
Educational Resources Funded by the Department of Ed Will Soon be Openly Licensed
Source: edsurge.com • 07-Jun-17
Ontario Making College and University More Affordable with Free Online Textbooks
Source: ontario.ca • 06-Jun-17
This isn't exactly new, but it fills in some details on the Ontario story from early May.
Open Educational Resources Fill Gap for Underserved Students
Source: edweek.org • 06-Jun-17
Textbook publisher steps up campaign against counterfeits
Source: ft.com • 05-Jun-17
Earlier this year Cengage teamed up with Pearson and McGraw-Hill to combat textbook counterfeiting. I'm guessing this is phase one of their battle plan. May be paywalled.
Supporting the Full Life-Cycle for OER-Based Lessons is Critically Important
Source: thejournal.com • 05-Jun-17
Open source textbooks help keep college affordable
Source: daltondailycitizen.com • 04-Jun-17
There are some interesting numbers in this article. Such as the calculus book that Dalton State College used to assign cost $329 at Dalton's Follet-run bookstore (but it's much cheaper elsewhere, of course).
College of the Canyons credits OER (in part) with boosting enrollment.
Source: signalscv.com • 01-Jun-17
North Dakota legislators set study priorities for interim
Source: westfargopioneer.com • 31-Mar-17
This story is all about North Dakota's budget, but one line mentions that they had a plan to study OER adoption and cancelled it due to a budget shortfall.