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The Price Is Still Right: 15 Sites for Free Digital Textbooks -- Campus Technology

The Price Is Still Right: 15 Sites for Free Digital Textbooks -- Campus Technology | Open Textbooks | Scoop.it
We've collected an updated roster of resources that offer quality learning content without the high price tag of traditional texts.
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Great list and good place to send those new to open textbooks to find out more about them
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Universities seek open-source solution to ‘absurd’ textbook prices

Research suggests 60 per cent of B.C. students have skipped purchasing a textbook because of cost.
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Open source textbooks not flunking out

Open source textbooks not flunking out | Open Textbooks | Scoop.it
Finally, a bit of good news on the college costs front: A study by Brigham Young University and Michigan State University researchers finds that free open source textbooks do the job pretty darn well.
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"85% of students and instructors said open textbooks were actually better than the commercial ones"

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Province of Manitoba | News Releases | New Program Will Make Free Online Textbooks Available to Manitoba Post-Secondary Students: Minister Allum

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Could 'open textbooks' be the answer to reducing student costs? - NEWS 1130

Could 'open textbooks' be the answer to reducing student costs? - NEWS 1130 | Open Textbooks | Scoop.it
So far nearly 100 titles have been adapted for free online use, thanks to the Open Textbook Project, which was launched three years ago.
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Are College Students Buying Required Textbooks? 75% in US Say No

Are College Students Buying Required Textbooks? 75% in US Say No | Open Textbooks | Scoop.it
Bookboon.com surveyed college students in the United States, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark, and found 75% in the US didn't buy required textbooks.
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Fighting Big Textbook: How students are trying to save money as prices keep going up

Fighting Big Textbook: How students are trying to save money as prices keep going up | Open Textbooks | Scoop.it
While publishers raise prices and come up with inventive techniques that keep students buying textbooks, the amount they are spending on course materials is falling
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College Textbook Prices Have Risen 1,041 Percent Since 1977

College Textbook Prices Have Risen 1,041 Percent Since 1977 | Open Textbooks | Scoop.it
Students hitting the college bookstore this fall will get a stark lesson in economics even before they've cracked open their first chapter.
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Educators lean toward open source textbooks to cut costs for students

Educators lean toward open source textbooks to cut costs for students | Open Textbooks | Scoop.it
Instead of paying hundreds of dollars for a book that will be out of date in a few years, students can log on and download digital versions of those books.
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The Death of Textbooks

The Death of Textbooks | Open Textbooks | Scoop.it
Artificially intelligent software is reshaping traditional teaching materials—but it's unclear what the new technology will take away from the learning experience.
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The Gauntlet / Questions loom on open textbooks as SU election gets underway

The Gauntlet / Questions loom on open textbooks as SU election gets underway | Open Textbooks | Scoop.it
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Open Now: The USask Open Textbook Authoring Guide

Open Now: The USask Open Textbook Authoring Guide | Open Textbooks | Scoop.it
By Jordan Epp, Instructional Designer, Distance Education Unit (DEU) The adoption and adaptation of open textbooks at the U of S has been an organic process up until this past year, with faculty and departments independently making use of open … Continue...
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Hey, I want to write an open textbook. What do I need to know? Read this guide!
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Poland’s Grand Experiment in Open-Source Education

Poland’s Grand Experiment in Open-Source Education | Open Textbooks | Scoop.it
The country is revolutionizing its education system with free online textbooks that can be adapted, translated, and altered by teachers and students.
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Partial Credit: The 2015 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology | Inside Higher Ed

Partial Credit: The 2015 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology | Inside Higher Ed | Open Textbooks | Scoop.it
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93% of faculty think the price of textbooks is too high

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Manitoba to make online textbooks free | Metro News

Manitoba to make online textbooks free | Metro News | Open Textbooks | Scoop.it
Manitoba to make online textbooks free
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A Majority Of Students Say The Textbooks Are Too Damn Expensive

A Majority Of Students Say The Textbooks Are Too Damn Expensive | Open Textbooks | Scoop.it
The cost of college textbooks extends far beyond the bookstore, with students factoring in textbook expenses when they decide about everything from classwork to course loads, according to a report rel
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In Students' Minds, Textbooks Are Increasingly Optional Purchases

College students wait to see just how required the course materials are, two industry surveys show.
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"Students say, We see the materials as recommendations rather than requirements

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AMS pushing for more open textbooks this month - The Ubyssey

AMS pushing for more open textbooks this month - The Ubyssey | Open Textbooks | Scoop.it
This July, the AMS is going "full steam ahead" in terms of advocating for open textbooks, according to VP Academic Jenna Omassi.
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The new era of the $400 college textbook, which is part of the unsustainable higher education bubble - AEI

The new era of the $400 college textbook, which is part of the unsustainable higher education bubble - AEI | Open Textbooks | Scoop.it
A new milestone must have been established recently – we’re now officially in a new era of the $400 new college textbook and the $300 used college textbook, see graphic above showing the top 15 most expensive textbooks at the University of Michigan-Flint based on a new unpublished report by Matthew Wolverton, an electronic resource [...]
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In Students' Minds, Textbooks Are Increasingly Optional Purchases

In Students' Minds, Textbooks Are Increasingly Optional Purchases | Open Textbooks | Scoop.it
College students are waiting to see just how required the course materials are, two industry surveys show.
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Free textbooks coming to some UH summer courses: Syllabi for 80 courses will include no-cost textbooks

Free textbooks coming to some UH summer courses: Syllabi for 80 courses will include no-cost textbooks | Open Textbooks | Scoop.it
A new UH initiative may save students as much as $240,000 annually by coordinating free textbooks for 80 summer courses.
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Open textbooks 'an easy choice'

Open textbooks 'an easy choice' | Open Textbooks | Scoop.it
How many struggling students do you think avoid buying pricey textbooks, and take a hit for it academically, every year?According to Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani, a psychology professor at Kwantlen . . .
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Open textbooks: a great idea catches on | BC Newsroom

Open textbooks: a great idea catches on | BC Newsroom | Open Textbooks | Scoop.it
Imagine you’re a college or university student. Now imagine you can access your required reading at the click of a button or the touch of a tablet, on campus or at home—without paying a dime.
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