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UBTech 2014 Open keynote speaker Richard Baraniuk explained his innovative solution to the rising costs of textbooks. (Photo: David Bergeland)

The setting was big, the company was good and the technology talk was buzzing at this year’s UBTech Conference, held June 16 to 18 at The Mirage Las Vegas.

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Shirley Mullen is president of Houghton College (N.Y.).
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With textbook costs rising more than 800 percent in the last three decades, the average college student now spends about $1,200 per year on course materials, according to the College Board.
Unsustainable costs, a digital landscape and low-cost alternatives force change to the textbook industry

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