1. Open Educational Resources (OER): The Ultimate Guide

    Traditional textbooks—even electronic editions—are overpriced for students and for teachers, and worse still, the price of hard copy and…

  2. Is College Worth It? Bill and Melinda Gates Want to Find Out

    The current College Scorecard doesn’t give students enough information—so the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is trying to make…

  3. Doug Lederman: OER Adoption Must Be Incentivized

    Co-editor of Inside Higher Ed says that people mainly focus on the 'free' aspect of Open Educational Resources, but often forget about its…

  4. #TextbookBroke Campaign Highlights Cost of College Textbooks

    A student social media campaign is shedding light on the high cost of university textbooks, and the digital solutions that could save…

  5. 9 Ways Professors Can Reduce Textbook Costs For Students

    Andrew Petto, PhD, is Distinguished Lecturer Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. A former anatomy and physiology lecturer,…

  6. 3 Factors Toward Choosing Online Economics Textbook Content

    PJ Glandon, an economics professor at Kenyon College in Ohio, spoke recently on our Engage 2017 conference panel on the Pros and Cons of OER…

  7. What Is OER? An Intro Guide to Open Educational Resources

    Educators have good reasons for turning their backs on traditional textbooks. While textbooks have until now been an essential teaching…

  8. Cost of Textbooks No Longer Rational For Modern Students

    The first days of a new semester used to always be the same: students were physically present for class and roll call was taken. Then,…

  9. Textbook Industry Trends: Why Publishers are in Trouble

    In the introduction to our new comprehensive report The Death of Traditional Publishing & The Future of Course Content, we…

  10. OER Textbooks Make Breakthrough at EDUCAUSE

    Ohio State University has saved students an estimated $1.8 million to date by ditching in-class clickers for Top Hat Classroom and OER…

  11. What The Affordable College Textbook Act Means for OER Policy

    The Affordable College Textbook Act, Bill H.R. 3840, was introduced into Congress last month by Jared Polis, a Democrat from Colorado.…

  12. Innovative Educators: How a History Prof Combines Art with Science

    In the latest of our innovative educators series, we look at what happens when one professor introduced his history undergraduates to an…

  13. Would You Pay $150K for a Journalism Degree?

    Columbia’s esteemed journalism school is offering a new degree program that incorporates data science — for a price tag of $147,514. In…

  14. A Humanities Degree is Not a Waste of Time

    Research, information literacy and deconstructing a problem are all important skills honed by a humanities degree, says associate professor…

  15. Buying Textbooks vs. Renting: What Professors Should Know

    Hardcover college textbooks can cost up to $400, and many classes require multiple textbooks—which is why students are being forced to…

  16. College Cost of Living: Not an Exact Science

    Postsecondary institutions have wildly different ideas of how much it costs to live in school—and it varies even for institutions in the…

  17. Students Graduating Into The Gig Economy Need Soft Skills

    If students want to succeed in a market where 35% of workers are freelance, more focus is needed on relationship, communication and…

  18. Fulbright Scholarships Dominated By State Schools

    The Fulbright scholarship data was released this month, and public schools have made a strong showing.