Open source textbook report
|Title||Open source textbook report|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Corporate Authors||University of Conneticut, The Conneticut Conference of Independent Colleges, & Conneticut State Colleges & Universities|
|Publisher||Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium|
|Keywords||higher education, institutional policy, OER, OER government policy, open textbooks|
Since 2006, the cost of college textbooks has increased by 73% - more than four times the rate of inflation. Many students have opted for cost avoidance. In the report, Fixing the Broken Textbooks Market, it states that two-thirds of students did not buy or rent some of their required reading even though their decision may have impacted their grade in a course. 90% of the students opting not to purchase textbooks understood that their decision may impact their grades.
|Refereed Designation||Does Not Apply|
From the Atlantic: Academics Want You to Read Their Work for Free. Publishing an open-access paper in a journal can be prohibitively expensive. Some researchers are drumming up support for a movement to change that.
See the Florida Virtual University's 2016 Student Textbook and Course Materials Survey with responses from 22,000 students.
The curricula provider Great Minds is suing FedEx in New York City federal court, arguing that the delivery, printing and photocopying company should compensate the educational organization for the money FedEx makes from requests from schools to copy materials that Great Minds created and makes available for free, on an open license.