At the River Store in Ft. Pierce, Fla., it’s hard to miss the course textbooks stacked along multilevel, metal shelves, as well as the array of insignia T-shirts, sweatpants, hoodies, and caps bearing the Indian River State College logo and nickname, the Pioneers. These offerings have long been what generations of students, faculty, and alumni have come to expect at many of the almost 4,500 college stores across the country.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Tue, 09/04/2012 - 6:50pm
Montezuma Publishing (MP), the custom publishing division of San Diego State University’s Aztec Shops, has selected Symtext's Liquid Textbook platform to manage its custom publishing and digital coursepack program at SDSU and other partner campuses.
Textbooks are a big ticket purchase for college students, but that cost has declined slightly over the past five years. That’s not to say students are buying fewer books—or that textbook prices have gone down—but that they have found ways to bring the cost down, often with the help of campus bookstores.
If you want a comprehensive view of the world of higher education, look no further than your local bookstore. Every month sees a wave of releases by administrators, scholars, analysts, and more focusing on the current state—good and bad—of higher education. We’ve chosen to highlight here some of the more interesting titles that have arrived at our offices. You’ll probably notice a common thread of thought among them. All the books below advocate dramatic changes to the very nature of higher education, and in many cases, they don’t just suggest change, they demand it.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Sun, 08/26/2012 - 7:00pm
UCLA Store selects Symtext's Liquid Textbook platform to manage its custom publishing and digital coursepack requirements. Symtext's platform is used to build and distribute HTML5, mobile, social, custom digital learning materials.