12 septembre 2015

How post-secondary students can fight 'grim reality' of rising textbook costs

By Janet Davison. Cate Talaue figures she's done all she can to find affordable textbooks to get herself through her post-secondary education. Read more...

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06 septembre 2015

Plugged In: University eliminates textbooks

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. It’s a move that will save students millions of dollars a year.
The University of Maryland – University College is eliminating text books.
Instead, students will access reading materials and videos online at no cost. More...

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UMUC to eliminate textbooks

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. The University of Maryland University College plans to eliminate textbooks this fall to save students money by using resources online. More...

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E-Texts and the Future of the College Bookstore

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. The acceptance and adoption of digital content in the classroom has been a slow, but, progressing evolution. Until all of the components of a successful conversion were available to higher education, adoption had been limited and digital content experiences less than desirable. More...

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Fragments of world's oldest Koran may predate Muhammad

British scholars have suggested that fragments of the world's oldest known Koran, which were discovered last month, may predate the accepted founding date of Islam by the Muslim Prophet Muhammad, reports FoxNews.com.
The Times of London reported that radiocarbon dating carried out by experts at the University of Oxford says the fragments were produced between the years 568 AD and 645 AD. Muhammad is generally believed to have lived between 570 AD and 632 AD. The man known to Muslims as The Prophet is thought to have founded Islam sometime after 610 AD, with the first Muslim community established at Medina, in present-day Saudi Arabia, in 622 AD
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30 août 2015

Provost primer - A new book helps chief academic officers find their way

University Business LogoBy Tim Goral. One of the more demanding jobs in higher ed belongs to the provost—the chief academic officer. With ever-widening fields of responsibility, the position often consists largely of on-the-job training. More...

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24 août 2015

Pushing Back on the Collapse Meme

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. A number of the best books that I've read this year feature collapse as the central narrative conceit. The books include,The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi (which is amazing),  The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell, and California by Edan Lepucki. Read more...

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Akron President Affirms Support for University Press

HomeThe president of the University of Akron, Scott L. Scarborough, on Monday issued a statement pledging continued support to the University of Akron Press. Read more...

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A Smarter Approach to College Textbooks

HomeBy Naomi S. Baron. The Book Industry Study Group just reported that 52 percent of college students surveyed agreed that “I would rather pay $100 for a learning solution that improves my result by one letter grade and reduces my study time by 25 percent than $50 for my current textbook.” As a professor, I am troubled by declines in the effort many in my classes are willing to put into doing the reading I assign. Read more...

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19 août 2015

LibriVox

Résultat de recherche d'images pour LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the net. The goal is to make all public domain books available as free audio books. It is a completely volunteer-driven, open source, free content, public domain project. More...

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