Textbook Authors Are Suing The Netflix-For-Textbooks Subscription Business Cengage
Source: forbes.com • 19-May-18
The headline doesn't quite say it all. The lawsuit is about the structure of author compensation and probably won't put the entire subscription model in jeopardy.
University of Arkansas: Four Selected for Open Educational Resources Awards
Source: uark.edu • 15-May-18
College in Missouri Unveils Free-Textbook Program
Source: usnews.com • 13-May-18
Missouri S&T helps students save money on textbooks
Source: mst.edu • 10-May-18
Free textbooks? Federal government is on track with a pilot program.
Source: washingtonpost.com • 09-May-18
Butte College a state leader in reducing textbook costs
Source: chicoer.com • 30-Apr-18
Call for Proposals for the Open Education Southern Symposium
Source: uark.edu • 23-Apr-18
Can you give a 15-minute presentation or a 7-minute lightening talk at The Open Education Southern Symposium at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas? Conference dates are Oct 1-2.
Submission deadline is May 31
Stanford University Press to publish professor’s textbook
Source: victoriaadvocate.com • 21-Apr-18
New Virginia Law Mandates Creation of OER Guidelines
Source: campustechnology.com • 20-Apr-18
University of Minnesota professors use their free time to write free textbooks
Source: mndaily.com • 18-Apr-18
House bill exempts textbooks from Iowa sales tax
Source: qctimes.com • 10-Apr-18
The headline doesn't quite say it all. Previously everything was tax-exempt at state university bookstores, but not private universities - putting them at a significant disadvantage Now only textbooks are free of sales tax, but that is extended to all booksellers.
Of course, if the textbooks were free, sales tax would be a moot point.
Virginia Tech University Libraries crowdfunding for free materials and cheaper textbooks
Source: wdbj7.com • 10-Apr-18
Open Educational Resources Could Finally Be On the Horizon
Source: elearninginside.com • 28-Mar-18
Draheim bill could start textbook cost talks at Capitol
Source: mankatofreepress.com • 01-Apr-18
A Minnesota State Senator proposes that 15 percent of all public college or university courses use affordable textbooks by 2020. With "affordable" being defined as costing $40 or less.
The textbook market exploits students. We shouldn’t accept that.
Source: dbknews.com • 01-Apr-18
From the Diamondback. Which is the student newspaper at the University of Maryland
Feds Come Around to OER -- Slowly
Source: insidehighered.com • 28-Mar-18
Student Senate works to collect data on unethical dealings between professors and textbook publishers
Source: thepostathens.com • 27-Mar-18
New federal program tackles spiraling costs of college textbooks
Source: theconversation.com • 27-Mar-18
Rutgers students join march to Congress that results in $5 million for affordable textbooks
Source: dailytargum.com • 23-Mar-18
History Professor Challenges High Textbook Prices with Online Option
Source: utdallas.edu • 22-Mar-18
Feds Pick California Nonprofit as Partner on Open Educational Resources Project
Source: edweek.org • 18-Mar-18
College Promise Programs And Open Educational Resources: A Winning Combination
Source: forbes.com • 17-Mar-18
Cal U launches program to connect students to textbooks
Source: heraldstandard.com • 11-Mar-18
Southern Utah University Creates OER Program
Source: stgeorgeutah.com • 09-Mar-18
Nicholls offers free access to student textbooks
Source: houmatoday.com • 11-Mar-18
Nicholls State University (just west of New Orleans) will make copies of all textbooks available for student use at the library. Books can be checked out for up to 4 hours at a time.
Open Educational Resources Symposium 2018
Source: openoregon.org • 02-Mar-18
May 18th. Eugene Oregon. Registration is open to administrators, staff, faculty, graduate assistants, and students from Oregon’s 2-year, 4-year, public, and private institutions.
U46 to buy 11,000 Chromebooks, upgrade high school math curriculum
Source: chicagotribune.com • 08-Mar-18
Northeast Iowa Community College launching program to get degree with zero textbook costs
Source: kwwl.com • 06-Mar-18
Northeast Mississippi Community College: 50 Percent of Textbooks Now Free
Source: wtva.com • 28-Feb-18