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Why College Students Are Stealing Their Textbooks

Vocativ | Posted 09.17.2014 | College

College students have long complained about the ridiculously high cost of textbooks. But irritation over price gouging is now morphing into a kind of ...

The Global Search for Education: Pictures with Links

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.18.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Amelia Bedelia The Book Report -- by Lisa Johnson For teachers and educators, the ability to creatively combine web content with interactiv...

College Textbooks Don't Need to Break the Bank: 10 Tips to Save You Money

Nicole Allen | Posted 09.21.2014 | College
Nicole Allen

Even though textbook prices can be pretty outrageous, there are many ways to reduce how much you spend. Being smart about how you shop could save you hundreds of dollars this year.

Textbooks Costs Continue as Barrier to Higher Education

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 03.19.2014 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

The cost of textbooks has been rising at an average annual rate of six percent. While students no doubt have been aware of the issue all along, cringing at the start of each semester as they tally the costs for course materials, legislators have finally caught on.

How 20 Million Minds Uses Tech to Disrupt Education

Ondi Timoner | Posted 03.19.2014 | Education
Ondi Timoner

While many entrenched and fear-based politicians, schools, and educators are dragging their feet, kicking and screaming into the 21st century, students are increasingly reporting positive experiences with digital textbooks, online learning and MOOCs.

New York School Goes Totally Digital

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 12.22.2013 | New York

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — At Archbishop Stepinac High School, the backpacks got a whole lot lighter this year because nearly every book — from fre...

The Global Search for Education: Got Tech? - Finland

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"For most teachers, learning means to understand by making meaningful connections between what is to be learned and what already exists in students' ...

The Global Search for Education: Got Tech? - Canada

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Students needed to be three things: engaged thinkers, ethical citizens, and they needed to have an entrepreneurial spirit. What role has technology played in helping educators achieve these goals?

The Global Search for Education: Got Tech? - Australia

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"Teachers are reporting increased motivation by students when they are involved in digital learning, and our preliminary research shows that this inc...

The Global Search for Education: Got Tech? - Singapore

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"In Singapore, one of the main impacts of technology is a shift in the mindset of educators to discover how curriculum and the teaching environment c...

The Global Search For Education: Got Tech? IB Schools in a Virtual World

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"Schools are the frontline of this new age, and it is incumbent on all of us to educate our young in how to move from being digital natives to digita...

The Infrastructure Imperative: How Investing in Campus Technology Infrastructure Increases Access and Improves Learning for Students

Sean Devine | Posted 12.11.2013 | College
Sean Devine

If you take a peek inside a college students' backpack, in many cases you will find that smartphones, tablets, portable computers and e-readers have long since replaced more traditional essentials such as notebooks, pencils and textbooks.

Wakefield Survey Reveals Technology in Education Impacts College Students' Pocketbooks and Performance

Sean Devine | Posted 10.06.2013 | College
Sean Devine

According to the National Retail Federation, total back-to-school and college spending is poised to surpass $72.5 billion this year. Topping the shop...

The Rise of Mobile Technology in Higher Ed

Sean Devine | Posted 08.19.2013 | College
Sean Devine

Mobile technologies are creating new ways for students to connect with their course materials, their classes and their colleagues, while also providing new ways to save money, while increasing access, productivity and flexibility.

The Ivory Tower In Cyberspace: Is Internet Publishing Publishing?

Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D. | Posted 07.07.2013 | Religion
Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D.

Not so long ago anything but a peer-reviewed article or book printed by an established academic press was all that found its way onto a curriculum vitae. But times are changing exponentially fast.

Duncan Calls For Textbooks To Become Obsolete

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 12.02.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Worried your kids spend too much time with their faces buried in a computer screen? Their schoolwork may soon depend on it. Education S...

Joel Klein Touts News Corp. Tablet Computer Ed Venture

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 10.13.2012 | Education

NEW YORK — Former New York City schools chief Joel Klein left to run News Corp.'s education division but spent much of the past year defending b...

The Traditional Campus Book Store Is Dead

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 08.14.2012 | College

The days when students hunted down all their expensive textbooks in a traditional campus bookstore have ended. Following the trend of students ren...

Is It Time to Stop Using the Word 'Textbook'?

Matt Greenfield | Posted 07.07.2012 | Education
Matt Greenfield

Charging $162 for a textbook may or may not be morally acceptable, but I am pretty confident that it will soon cease to be commercially sustainable.

The Promise of Education Technology (It's Not Just About Lighter Backpacks)

Joel I. Klein | Posted 04.04.2012 | Education
Joel I. Klein

The Obama Administration's push for digital textbooks, while useful, represents only initial steps on the proverbial thousand mile journey.

Obama Administration's Challenge To Schools: Embrace Digital Textbooks Within 5 Years

AP | By KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 09.21.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Are hardbound textbooks going the way of slide rules and typewriters in schools? Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Federal Communicat...

Utah Schools Start Adopting Open Source Textbooks

AP | Posted 08.13.2012 | Education

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah classrooms may soon be making the switch to open-source online textbooks that can be cheaper and easier to update. The Utah St...

How Will We Read: Textbooks?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.12.2012 | Books
C. M. Rubin

It isn't my imagination. My children's backpacks got heavier with the weight of those textbooks over the past few years. And I don't think the weight of student backpacks are just my concern. I heard a rumor that even tiger moms are advocating for lighter school backpacks.

In The Public Interest: Recap of the National 'Rebellion' Against High Textbook Prices

Nicole Allen | Posted 12.19.2011 | College
Nicole Allen

Here is what the Textbook Rebelltion is about: Outrageous $200 price tags, incessant new editions, unwanted supplements, and an industry dominated by a handful of publishers intent on gouging students.

Jason Gilbert

Ex-Apple Exec Wants To Make Textbooks Like Computers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Gilbert | Posted 10.29.2011 | Technology

Inkling, a digital textbook company started by ex-Apple education exec Matt MacInnis, wants to make textbooks more like computers. MacInnis told Hu...