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
Shifting Focus of Publishers Signals Tough Times for Textbook Authors
Source: insidehighered.com • 12-Dec-18
Salt Lake Community College honored for use of free online resources in math curriculum
Source: ksl.com • 02-Jan-19
$352 for a textbook? Rising costs leave some students bookless; KU student leader wants to change that
Source: ljworld.com • 24-Dec-18
It takes a lot of effort to compare textbook prices - it seems deliberately obfuscated. The same textbook pictured in the article is $269 online at Amazon and there's another version that includes an access card for $400. Then again, there are scammy looking websites selling pdf versions for $20.
Rising costs leave some students bookless; KU student leader wants to change that
Source: ljworld.com • 24-Dec-18
New zero-cost textbook program saves ACC students more than $2.1 million
Source: austincc.edu • 10-Dec-18
Free educational resources encourage student success at RVCC
Source: mycentraljersey.com • 17-Dec-18
Amazon Cracks Down on Counterfeit Textbook Sellers
Source: cnbc.com • 13-Dec-18
California Considers Cutting Community College Cost
Source: ca.gov • 03-Dec-18
Last year California made the first year of community college free for full-time students. Assembly Bill 2 would extend the benefit to 2 years.
CALPIRG begins “Affordable Textbook” campaign
Source: highlandernews.org • 04-Dec-18
Almost 80% of the textbook industry is dominated by 5 publishing companies that make books so expensive most students skip buying them
Source: businessinsider.com • 04-Dec-18
OER: A Field Guide for Academic Librarians
Source: pacificu.edu • 04-Dec-18
Do you yearn to be an OER champion? The Pacific University Press has published the Field Guide for Academic Librarians, full of strategies for advocacy an case studies.
A print version is also available.
UA Cossatot wins state award
Source: texarkanagazette.com • 28-Nov-18
Statewide Data on OER Savings
Source: insidehighered.com • 16-Nov-18
The North Dakota state auditor has produced a nice report on the success of its 2016 OER investment, showing a savings to students of between $1.1 million and $2.4 million from a modest outlay of $107,250. The story got some exposure
on a local Bismark news outlet.
Open textbook pilot should be made permanent
Source: baltimoresun.com • 20-Nov-18
Lakelands schools push free alternatives to costly textbooks
Source: indexjournal.com • 23-Nov-18
$1 Billion in Savings through Open Educational Resources
Source: sparcopen.org • 12-Oct-18
A couple of things caught my eye on this extraordinary claim. Extrapolating from the 2013 claim of $100 million, we've saved an additional 900 million over 5 years. Weigh this against an textbook market of somewhere around 10 billion dollars annually in the US.
Note that the billion dollars in savings is worldwide, but it breaks down to over 95 percent US and Canada and almost all of it is higher ed. K-12 only accounted for about 45 million dollars.
College of DuPage hosts Community College Open Educational Resources Summit Nov. 30
Source: dailyherald.com • 06-Nov-18
Program pushes professors to replace pricey textbooks
Source: thedailycougar.com • 31-Oct-18
YouTube Learning: Investing in educational creators, resources, and tools for EduTubers
Source: googleblog.com • 22-Oct-18
Youtube is investing $20 million in educational content on their platform.
Stanford must lower the cost of textbooks
Source: stanforddaily.com • 08-Oct-18
From the Stanford Student Newspaper.
ED Grant Allows UC Davis to Lead Expansion of Open Textbooks
Source: campustechnology.com • 16-Oct-18