Category Archives: Openness

About the Diverging Textbook Prices and Student Expenditures

By Phil HillMore Posts (302) This is part 3 in this series. Part 1 described the most reliable data on A) how much US college textbook prices are rising and B) how much students actually pay for textbooks, showing that … Continue reading

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Postscript on Student Textbook Expenditures: More details on data sources

By Phil HillMore Posts (302) There has been a fair amount of discussion around my post two days ago about what US postsecondary students actually pay for textbooks. The shortest answer is that US college students spend an average of … Continue reading

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How Much Do College Students Actually Pay For Textbooks?

By Phil HillMore Posts (302) With all of the talk about the unreasonably high price of college textbooks, the unfulfilled potential of open educational resources (OER), and student difficulty in paying for course materials, it is surprising how little is … Continue reading

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Back To The Future: Looking at LMS forecasts from 2011 – 2014

By Phil HillMore Posts (302) At today’s Learning Analytics and Knowledge 2015 conference (#LAK15), Charles Severance (aka Dr. Chuck) gave the morning keynote organized around the theme of going back in time to see what people (myself and Richard Katz … Continue reading

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Blackboard Brain Drain: One third of executive team leaves in past 3 months

By Phil HillMore Posts (302) In August 2013 Michael described Ray Henderson’s departure from an operational role at Blackboard. As of the end of 2014, Ray is no longer on the board of directors at Blackboard either. He is focusing … Continue reading

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