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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.


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.

Virginia Community Colleges Providing Digital Courseware Systemwide at No Cost to Students

Students at all 23 member colleges of the Virginia Community College System have access to digital courseware at no cost, thanks to an agreement with open educational resources provider Lumen Learning.

Wiley to Acquire Knewton Assets

John Wiley & Sons today announced it will purchase the assets of adaptive learning company Knewton.

New CC Search Offers One-Stop Access to 300 Million Images

A new CC Search front end debuts this week. Developed by Creative Commons and a community of volunteer developers, the tool allows users to find and use some 300 million images from openly licensed and public domain works.

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