We need faculty to make the switch and drop their traditional textbook for an open textbook. It's not hard, but it's not easy, and institutions can make a huge impact by providing training and resources for interested faculty to make the switch.
It's that time of year again. Students and families are packing up their cars and heading off in pursuit of higher education. Here's some advice from a former college student: Visit the college bookstore before your parents leave.
Technology has transformed a variety of industries over the past decade, from ecommerce to entertainment. One could argue that 2012 was the year that technology accelerated its march to transforming education as well.
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.