Courseware/Digital Publishing

Courseware/Digital Publishing
Aug 17, 2020
Youngstown State faculty members say university is trying to seize all rights to their intellectual property.
Dec 04, 2019
Planned pricing changes by academic publisher Cengage have not gone down well with the National Association of College Stores.

Opinion

October 29, 2020

An instructor wonders: Which leaders from history will my students see as weak and strong?

October 28, 2020

A series of events has converged to put new impetus behind sharing courses online. The COVID-19 pandemic, rapid deployment of remote learning, growth of MOOCs and mounting financial pressure on colleges and universities have combined to open minds on this topic.

October 14, 2020

We are planning for AI to help universities recruit, oversee adaptive learning and drive intelligent chat boxes, but there is much more ahead in the near future. Are we are underestimating the future of AI connected through a brain-computer interface in education?

October 1, 2020

Worldwide, lives are stressed and strained by COVID-19. Nowhere is that more evident than in the lives of students, staff and faculty members engaged in the transformed role of online learning.

September 30, 2020

Detaching quality from inputs while also unbundling the notion that there is only one definition of quality.

September 23, 2020

Responding to Susan Resneck Pierce's excellent Views piece, "Beyond Incrementalism."

September 23, 2020

It's more than an attitude -- it's displayed in our practices and services.

September 18, 2020

The pressure is on to provide a mechanism to enable students to control their own record of lifelong learning that recognizes both in-class and real-world experiences.

September 9, 2020

The rush to remote learning this year has prompted concern and a flurry of work-arounds to meet the needs of hands-on classes and curricula.

September 2, 2020

Three ideas for how the online program management industry might think about a different sort of Education Department.

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August 17, 2020

Youngstown State faculty members say university is trying to seize all rights to their intellectual property.

February 19, 2020

Merging two giant educational publishers was never going to be smooth sailing, but the process has been rockier than Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education expected.

February 5, 2019

A college is accused of making it nearly impossible for students to opt out of a program that automatically bills them for textbooks -- a potential breach of government regulations.

October 30, 2018

Appeals court ruling continues decade-long legal battle between Georgia State University and three publishers over what constitutes "fair use" of course materials. Does anyone still care about the outcome?

June 6, 2017

Textbook publishers announce new measures to curb counterfeiting of physical books, including certification seals on book covers.

April 18, 2017

OER provider Lumen Learning joins with Follett to bring open course content to faculty members through the campus bookstore.

April 14, 2017

Administrators at CUNY and SUNY look to seize an $8 million opportunity to drastically expand the use of open educational resources at their campuses.

Archive

December 4, 2019

Planned pricing changes by academic publisher Cengage have not gone down well with the National Association of College Stores.

November 18, 2019

Pearson has developed a sophisticated mobile app for students struggling with calculus. But in a crowded marketplace, will it stand out?

July 30, 2019

Concerned about limited purchasing options and potential price increases, students and consumer groups challenge the proposed merger of two major textbook publishers.

July 17, 2019

Trying to understand this growing presence on campuses? Tim Renick and Drew Magliozzi explain key terms and why they matter.

February 27, 2019

The conference on community college transformation features discussions of bringing about systemic change, the promise of open education and the right and wrong ways to get faculty buy-in.

February 27, 2019

Replying to a recent blog post, Jonathan Poritz argues that lowering students' costs by using open educational resources isn't just a nicety in an era when many students are hungry and textbook "quality" is exaggerated.

February 26, 2019

UPDATED: Education Department apparently disregards congressional instructions for spending 2019 money, dividing $5 million between Arizona State University and Chippewa Valley Technical College.

January 9, 2019

The number of instructors aware of and using OER continues to grow -- but many remain out of the loop. Will the market continue to shift?

November 16, 2018

North Dakota students saved more than $1 million on textbooks after the state invested just $110,000 to help instructors use open educational resources. Audit identifies successes and ongoing challenges.

October 2, 2018

Updated: Education Department awards $4.9 million to a 12-institution consortium led by UC Davis for open STEM textbooks. Advocates push for spreading the wealth for next year's round of funding.

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