01 novembre 2018

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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31 octobre 2018

A Course Experiment Tackles Textbook Costs

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. Students in a political science class at California Polytechnic State University embarked on an unusual challenge last year. They drafted legislation to see if they could get it passed by the state Legislature. More...

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Report Pegs Cost to Develop an OER Course at $11,700

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. According to a recent research project, developing an open education resources course costs, on average, about $11,700, to cover salary and benefits for the instructors involved. OER courses produced by individuals were half the price of those created by teams ($8,900 vs. $18,200). More...

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29 septembre 2018

This is how much a private college will cost when your baby grows up

University Business Magazine logoNew parents, take note: You will have to save six figures to send your child to a private college, if tuition keeps increasing. More...

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University of Iowa turnover costs mounting

University Business Magazine logoSince the start of last year, the University of Iowa has said goodbye to at least 20 top administrators — deans, directors and vice presidents — resulting in steep costs for searches to fill the vacancies. More...

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27 septembre 2018

Hard Copy or Electronic Textbooks? Professors Are More Concerned About Keeping Them Affordable

Hard Copy or Electronic Textbooks? Professors Are More Concerned About Keeping Them Affordable
Claire Hansen, Chronicle of Higher Education, 2018/08/31

I mentioned the story of the $999 textbook the other day. This article with the frankly implausible headline is the Chronicle's take on the story. You see, it was all a misunderstanding. " The university and the publisher worked together to set the sky-high price for the online text in an effort to discourage students from purchasing it, the statement said." They wanted students to purchase the print version (which is still priced at a ridiculous level). More...

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24 septembre 2018

Students Find $100 Textbooks Cost $50, Purchased Overseas

Students Find $100 Textbooks Cost $50, Purchased Overseas
It's a practice that has persisted for years, but which is being cast under a new light thanks to the internet. In a nutshell, a textbook that sells for a lot in North America sells for a lot less elsewhere in the world. More...

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23 septembre 2018

Rentrée scolaire 2018 : le coût baisse de 2,91 % en moyenne

l'emag de l'educationLa rentrée scolaire 2018 devrait coûter un peu moins cher que l’année dernière, selon la Confédération syndicale des familles (CSF), qui a publié jeudi sa 45e enquête sur les frais de la rentrée des classes. Tous niveaux confondus, le coût de la rentrée baisse de 2,91 %. Plus...

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Combien va vous coûter la rentrée étudiante ?

Screenshot-2018-4-18 Toute l'actualité de l'éducation bac, études, emploi - Page n°4 - Orientation EducationLes étudiants non-boursiers doivent toutefois s’affranchir d’une nouvelle dépense en 2018 : la contribution vie étudiante (CVE-C), d’un montant de 90 euros. Cette dernière est allouée notamment au financement des initiatives étudiantes, des politiques de prévention et de promotion de la santé, du sport et de la culture. Plus...

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23 août 2018

Student Spending on Course Materials Plummets

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. In the last decade, average student spending on required course materials has decreased by more than 30 percent, according to the National Association of College Stores. More...

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