01 novembre 2018

A Faculty Plea: Put Books Back in the Bookstore

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Unhappy with a new online-only book ordering system, professors at Middlebury College are calling for books to be put back on the shelves of their college bookstore. More...

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Analysts: Textbook Rentals Could Pay Off for Publishers

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Textbook publishers moving from print sales to rental programs and digital subscription services may find long-term success, but not without reduced earnings “for the next couple of years,” Moody’s Investors Service predicted in a new report. More...

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An Unending Copyright Dispute

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Appeals court ruling continues decade-long legal battle between Georgia State University and three publishers over what constitutes "fair use" of course materials. More...

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Budget Woes Continue for Campus IT

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. The 2018 Campus Computing Survey finds that campus technology funding has still not recovered from the 2008 recession, despite increased demand on resources and services. More...

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Don't Panic About GDPR, Colleges Are Told

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Many U.S. higher education institutions are still grappling with how to comply with European Union data-privacy rules, but so far none have come under scrutiny. More...

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A Course Experiment Tackles Textbook Costs

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Students in California drafted a bill to urge publishers to reveal how their textbooks changed between editions. The students convinced lawmakers to adopt the legislation. More...

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Crowded OPM Market Begins to Consolidate

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. With its acquisition of Learning House, Wiley Education Services will become a much bigger player in the online program management space. Observers say the merger could be the first of many. More...

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Do Women Conduct More Useful Research Than Men?

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Female-authored research was more likely to be read by undergraduates, master’s students and junior researchers than male-authored research, the study found. Given that these students are unlikely to be seeking out research by female authors, the study suggests that women may be authoring research that is less esoteric, more human related or written in a more accessible way than their male colleagues' research. More...

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Cengage Settles Author Lawsuit

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Publisher Cengage has reached a settlement with two authors who objected to their work being included in the publisher’s Unlimited offer -- a subscription model where students pay one fixed price to access all of Cengage’s digital course materials. More...

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Colleges Use Technology to Help Students Manage Mental Health

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. As student demand for mental health services grows, more colleges turn to platform addressing student “wellness.” But mental health experts say these tools should supplement, not replace, in-person services. More...

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