Submitted by Ann McClure on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 10:19pm
Students worried about the rising cost of college textbooks are about to get a break. Connexions, an initiative at Rice University in Houston devoted to producing textbooks using open-source materials, will produce free textbooks for five of the most-attended subjects in American colleges.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Thu, 01/19/2012 - 6:54pm
UW-Madison and five other major universities announced plans this week to try buying electronic textbooks in bulk, an experiment that officials say could help rein in burdensome textbook costs and bring e-textbooks into the mainstream.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 01/09/2012 - 5:59pm
When David Wiley sees something broken, he wants to fix it, especially if it has to do with access to education. With emerging technology that can transform the way instructional content is delivered, the Brigham Young University scholar contends that now is the time to reform a system bogged down by proprietary concerns.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Wed, 12/14/2011 - 6:44pm
Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg announced Tuesday that he will push for legislation to create an online, open-source library to reduce the cost of course materials for college students across the state.