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Here you'll find articles detailing new developments in the area of e-textbooks, open educational resources and other digital course materials, along with stories about institutions adopting them.


Ontario Schools Tally OER Savings with New Tool

A new tool from the eCampusOntario Open Library measures student savings from open educational resources usage. Impact, as it's called, recently calculated that students have saved some $4.5 million (Canadian) in "mandatory textbook fees."

Lumen Learning to Provide Delivery and Support for Carnegie Mellon's OLI Courseware

Carnegie Mellon is working with open educational resources company Lumen Learning to provide delivery and support for courseware from the university's Open Learning Initiative.

McGraw-Hill Launches New E-Book Solution

McGraw-Hill is adding an e-book solution to its portfolio of print and digital course material options.

Survey: Majority of Faculty Acknowledge that Textbook Affordability Is an Issue on Their Campus

In a recent survey, 90 percent of faculty reported that textbook affordability is a concern for their institution.

SUNY Invests in OER Systemwide at No Cost to Students

The State University of New York has just signed a three-year partnership with open educational resources provider Lumen Learning to support wide-scale adoption of OER across the system.

Morgan State University Partners with panOpen to Support Faculty Use of OER

At Morgan State University in Maryland, a partnership with panOpen is making it easier for faculty to implement open educational resources in their courses.

UC System, Carnegie Mellon Pilot Tool for Sharing Research Methods

The University of California system and Carnegie Mellon University are both piloting the use of a platform called protocols.io in an effort to bring down a major barrier to reproducible research: the creation and sharing of detailed methods in published articles.

Survey: 1 in 4 Students Say There's Not Enough Technology in the Classroom

In a recent survey conducted by Barnes & Noble College, 23 percent of college students said classroom technology use at their school is insufficient.

Turnitin Adds Open Access Research to Text Misuse Checking

Plagiarism checker Turnitin has added the contents of the "world's largest collection of open access research papers" to its text checking.

Interactive Textbook Combines Print and Multimedia at U Houston

The University of Houston College of Technology has adopted a printed textbook that includes interactive features. The college’s Digital Media program will be using Introduction to Graphic Communication, 2nd Edition, which relies on the "Clickable Paper" app from Ricoh.

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