How do you save students money that they weren’t already spending? You can’t, and OpenStax adjusts their savings data in a welcome move in the OER community.
Disastrous senate bill in Hawai’i that would have mandated usage of OER for all UH courses is changed in committee hearings
Hawai’i senate committee recommends bill mandating OER material for all courses at the University of Hawai’i system over significant faculty protests
Cengage announces OpenNow, their full entry into using OER – a move that we’ve been tracking since at least 2011 at e-Literate
As long-time readers know, I strongly believe that the national discussion about the costs of textbooks and course materials is more productive when we focus on actual student behaviors and impacts, rather than artificial numbers used by many organizations. There may be short-term benefit from claiming or implying that the average college student spends $1200 […]
When we hear the phrase “unbundling” in education, it usually refers to one of two things. Either it’s about unbundling the university into component parts like separating courses from certification or it’s about unbundling content from textbooks or courses into discrete learning objects. On the spectrum from “figment of the imagination” to “the one and […]
This is kind of hilarious. Greg Mankiw has written a blog post expressing his perplexity1 with The New York Times’ position that textbooks are overpriced: To me, this reaction seems strange. After all, the Times is a for-profit company in the business of providing information. If it really thought that some type of information (that […]