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In the 'era of the $400 college textbook,' affordability initiatives take a utilitarian approach | InsideHigherEd

In the 'era of the $400 college textbook,' affordability initiatives take a utilitarian approach | InsideHigherEd | State of the Textbook | Scoop.it
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Death of the textbook—and the 50-pound bookbag

Death of the textbook—and the 50-pound bookbag | State of the Textbook | Scoop.it
63% of college students and 69% of high school students believe that traditional textbooks will be phased out in the next five years.

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10 Surprising Facts About Students Using E-Textbooks - Edudemic

10 Surprising Facts About Students Using E-Textbooks - Edudemic | State of the Textbook | Scoop.it
Are students using e-textbooks and do they actually make a difference? These 10 surprising facts might, well, surprise you!

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Robert T. Preston's curator insight, June 2, 2013 1:09 PM

Interesting article on kids using ebooks!

Christine Margocs's curator insight, June 5, 2013 8:03 PM

Stats to consider if going ebook for textbooks on campus.

Mario Marais's comment, June 6, 2013 9:03 AM
I wonder what the picture is in Africa and South Africa? USA is saturated with laptops and iPads and smart phones...
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Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) opens to public

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) opens to public | State of the Textbook | Scoop.it
Online archive of more than 2m books, documents, photographs and artworks from all over US now available to view for free

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 3, 2013 2:00 PM

Digitsed collections for many great US libraries mean more online access to  primary sources

Cindy Rogers's curator insight, May 5, 2013 1:50 AM

What a resource!

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How will MOOCs Affect Fair Use and Copyright Compliance? | Academic Impressions

How will MOOCs Affect Fair Use and Copyright Compliance? | Academic Impressions | State of the Textbook | Scoop.it
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Moving to the next chapter on free online textbooks | BC Newsroom

Moving to the next chapter on free online textbooks | BC Newsroom | State of the Textbook | Scoop.it
Textbooks for some of the most popular first- and second-year post-secondary subject areas in British Columbia are expected online by September, reducing costs significantly for students.
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OpenStax announces first iPad version of its free, online textbooks | Inside Higher Ed

OpenStax announces first iPad version of its free, online textbooks | Inside Higher Ed | State of the Textbook | Scoop.it
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New E-Textbooks Report Student Study Habits

New E-Textbooks Report Student Study Habits | State of the Textbook | Scoop.it
A digital textbook that tracks student study habits is being tested at three U.S. colleges.
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CourseSmart To Launch E-Textbook Research Project -- Campus Technology

CourseSmart To Launch E-Textbook Research Project -- Campus Technology | State of the Textbook | Scoop.it
CourseSmart, an educational services platform and provider of digital course materials, will launch a research project in partnership with Internet2 and Educause.
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Open Access Explained!

What is open access? Nick Shockey and Jonathan Eisen take us through the world of open access publishing and explain just what it's all about. Make sure to w...

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Kim Thanos Wants to Take Down the Textbook Industry

Kim Thanos Wants to Take Down the Textbook Industry | State of the Textbook | Scoop.it
For her, the work of providing open-access learning materials is more than a business; it’s a social-justice cause.
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Textbook prices more transparent but still high | Inside Higher Ed

Textbook prices more transparent but still high | Inside Higher Ed | State of the Textbook | Scoop.it
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B.C. makes free online textbooks available | University Affairs

B.C. makes free online textbooks available | University Affairs | State of the Textbook | Scoop.it
A government agency is recruiting faculty to review and eventually to write texts for the most popular courses.
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OpenStax College doubles down on free textbooks

OpenStax College doubles down on free textbooks | State of the Textbook | Scoop.it
Rice University-based publisher OpenStax College today announced plans to more than double the number of titles in its catalog of free textbooks by 2015, thanks to a grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.

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Washington State Students Save $5.5M With Open Courseware | Inside Higher Ed

Washington State Students Save $5.5M With Open Courseware | Inside Higher Ed | State of the Textbook | Scoop.it
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CourseSmart E-Textbooks Track Students’ Progress for Teachers

CourseSmart E-Textbooks Track Students’ Progress for Teachers | State of the Textbook | Scoop.it
Nine universities are testing technology that allows them to track their students’ progress with digital textbooks.
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Internet2, Educause To Launch E-Textbook Pilot in the Fall -- Campus Technology

Internet2, Educause To Launch E-Textbook Pilot in the Fall -- Campus Technology | State of the Textbook | Scoop.it
Educause and Internet2 have launched a new pilot program intended to give universities and colleges nationwide the chance to explore and evaluate digital educational materials, such as e-textbooks, from more than 50 providers, including Courseload,...
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TED Teams with Wiley on Free Instructional Materials -- Campus Technology

TED Teams with Wiley on Free Instructional Materials -- Campus Technology | State of the Textbook | Scoop.it
Instructors have a new free resource to help them integrate content from TED talks into their courses.
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University looks to combat textbook prices through contracts with bookstore vendors | Inside Higher Ed

University looks to combat textbook prices through contracts with bookstore vendors | Inside Higher Ed | State of the Textbook | Scoop.it
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Kno Releases E-Textbook App for Latest Android 'Jelly Bean' Devices -- Campus Technology

Kno Releases E-Textbook App for Latest Android 'Jelly Bean' Devices -- Campus Technology | State of the Textbook | Scoop.it
Kno has brought its interactive textbook reader to the latest Android operating systems.
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McGraw-Hill Education Launches E-Book Program for Higher Ed -- Campus Technology

McGraw-Hill Education Launches E-Book Program for Higher Ed -- Campus Technology | State of the Textbook | Scoop.it
McGraw-Hill Education has announced its new Digital Learning Partnership Program, an e-book program for colleges and and universities, which will launch this week at the Educause 2012 conference in Denver.
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Open Resource Training 101 -- Campus Technology

Open Resource Training 101 -- Campus Technology | State of the Textbook | Scoop.it
Here are four professional development hurdles that come up during OER rollouts on campus and a few good strategies for overcoming these issues.
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