Open Oregon: 2019 OER Champion Awards
Source: openoregon.org • 17-May-19
Provincial government pledges $3.26 million towards open educational resources
Source: ubyssey.ca • 24-Apr-19
Harrisburg leads open educational resources innovation in geology courses
Source: psu.edu • 16-May-19
Beyond just textbooks. Penn State Professor goes the extra mile to give students a break. You can find the professors sketchfab 3D offerings here
. This frees students of the need to buy a $146 "rock kit".
The local and national fight for affordable textbooks
Source: dailyuw.com • 16-May-19
Chegg CEO Interview on Mad Money
Source: cnbc.com • 01-May-19
Jim Cramer does an 8 minute interview with Dan Rosensweig, Chegg CEO. Rosensweig expects Chegg to have 6 million paying subscribers by the end of 2019 "which is 25% of the college market".
Cengage to Merge with McGraw-Hill
Source: edsurge.com • 01-May-19
Get a degree without paying for textbooks? ACC says it's possible
Source: kxan.com • 11-Apr-19
Alamo Colleges looks to expand free textbook courses
Source: theranger.org • 05-Apr-19
There's a bad link to the Alamo College District's OER program in the article. Working link here
Arizona State Working with Community Colleges in Interactive OER Pilot
Source: campustechnology.com • 04-Apr-19
Colorado Community College System to Launch, Enhance OER Courses
Source: diverseeducation.com • 27-Mar-19
Counselor’s Free-Textbook Drive Saving Grossmont College Students $1.3M
Source: timesofsandiego.com • 28-Mar-19
Assembly Democrats’ Bill to Make College Textbooks More Affordable Heads to Governor
Source: insidernj.com • 28-Mar-19
Open-access chemistry textbooks gain popularity
Source: acs.org • 18-Mar-19
Nebraska unveils Open Educational Resources Hub
Source: starherald.com • 01-Mar-19
Free Textbooks Pilot Program to Be Offered — At ECC This Summer
Source: emissourian.com • 11-Mar-19
“It’s easy to get overly excited about this”
Board of Regents help reduce college textbook costs
Source: thenewsstar.com • 04-Mar-19
Northeast Missisippi Offers Degree That Eliminates Traditional Textbooks
Source: wcbi.com • 04-Mar-19
2.2M Students Used OpenStax Free Textbooks in 2018
Source: rice.edu • 21-Feb-19
A bit of a repeat of the Rice University press release from 6 months ago, but includes OpenStax's list of top 10 schools saving student's money with OpenStax Free Textbooks (7 community colleges, 3 universities). Pasadena City College gets the top spot and picks up some local press.
Rethinking Tuition and Textbooks
Source: thecrimson.com • 21-Feb-19
Free college tuition gains traction in Statehouse
Source: vtdigger.org • 18-Feb-19
This is early in the life-cycle of a bill and it's not really free college. Like all the other "free tuition" programs, its a last-dollar scholarship that kicks in after the student has exhausted all other available funding.
Pearson sells K12 U.S. textbook unit for $250 million
Source: yahoo.com • 18-Feb-19
Bill & Melinda Gates: Texbooks are Becoming Obsolete
Source: gatesnotes.com • 12-Feb-19
Item 8 in a 9-item post on Bill & Melinda Gates' Blog is their feeling that textbooks are going to give way to software. This coming from someone who has put a great deal of money into the development of free textbooks.
It would be a shame if they've pivoted away entirely, as I think there's really no substitute for an old-fashioned, printed (or at least printable) textbook and there's still a lot of subject matter that could use high-quality, professionally produced textbooks.
University Libraries Join Open Textbook Network
Source: uark.edu • 15-Feb-19
University of Arkansas Libraries, already quite active in helping to promote OER, is joining the Open Textbook Network.
Off-Campus Bookseller Sues Trident Technical College Over Open Access
Source: live5news.com • 04-Feb-19
Say it ain't so! A South Carolina technical college is accused of dishonest dealing over its Open Access program. The complaint
alleges multiple violations of Department of Education rules.
McGraw-Hill Education Strikes Far-Reaching Deal With Open Education Curriculum Provider
Source: edweek.org • 22-Jan-19
How UMass is making textbooks more affordable, and how students can access them
Source: dailycollegian.com • 23-Jan-19
As OER Grows Up, Advocates Stress More Than Just Low Cost
Source: edsurge.com • 15-Jan-19
USE OF OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES ON THE RISE
Source: babson.edu • 11-Jan-19
The good news: awareness of OER is up this year vs last year among college faculty. The bad news: by a mere 1% (see page 7 of the report).
Professors Worry About the Cost of Textbooks, but Free Alternatives Pose Their Own Problems
Source: chronicle.com • 09-Jan-19