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News Release | Student PIRGs | Textbooks

Student Group Releases New Report on Textbook Prices

Earlier today, the Student PIRGs released a new report investigating the real impact of high textbook prices on today’s students

News Release | U.S. Department of Education | Textbooks

U.S. Department of Education Announces First-Ever Open Education Adviser Position

The U.S. Department of Education announced today the hiring of the first ever open education adviser to lead a national effort to expand schools’ access to high-quality, openly-licensed learning resources.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Textbooks

U.S. PIRG Joins 91 Organizations In Calling on White House to Open Access to Federally Funded Educational Resources

Today, U.S. PIRG, along with a broad coalition of 91 education organizations, institutions of higher education, technology companies, and foundations called on the White House to ensure federally funded educational materials are made freely available to the public as the administration develops an Open Government Partnership plan this fall.

News Release | Student PIRGs | Textbooks

Textbook Publisher’s Twitter Contest Backfires

Late Tuesday afternoon, students around the country seized on McGraw-Hill’s twitter contest #usedtextbookproblems and instead used it as an opportunity to criticize the companies excessive prices.

Media Hit | Textbooks

Open Textbooks: The Current State of Play

Use of open textbooks, one form of OER, is gaining traction across different types of colleges and universities, and the catalog of OER textbooks continues to expand.

Media Hit | Textbooks

The Death of Textbooks?

Artificially intelligent software is reshaping traditional teaching materials—but it's unclear what the new technology will take away from the learning experience.

Media Hit | Textbooks

Student Groups Pressure Colleges Over the Insane Cost of Textbooks

Students can spend $1,300 per year on textbooks, but online textbooks could ease that burden, a new analysis finds

Media Hit | Higher Ed, Textbooks

Putting a Dent in College Costs With Open-Source Textbooks

College students could save an average of $128 a course if traditional textbooks were replaced with free or low-cost “open-source” electronic versions, a new report finds.

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