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. 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…

  7. Textbook Industry Trends: Why Publishers are in Trouble

    Three years ago, the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company provided a dire forecast for the sector in a report titled The Future of…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…