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Greg Mankiw Thinks Greg Mankiw’s Textbook Is Fairly Priced

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1043) This is kind of hilarious. Greg Mankiw has written a blog post expressing his perplexity with The New York Times’ position that textbooks are overpriced: To me, this reaction seems strange. After all, the Times … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Boundless Copyright Infringement Suit

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1043) On December 17th, the Boundless OER-based textbook startup issued a press release describing the settlement they had reached with Pearson, Cengage, and Macmillan in the lawsuit those three companies had filed against the company. (Full … Continue reading

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Four Key Questions for the Apple Education Announcement

By Phil HillMore Posts (356) There is growing buzz online about Apple’s planned media event on January 19th in New York City. Most speculation is focused on Apple distributing textbooks through iTunesU, as described in a New York Times blog. … Continue reading

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Textbook Publishers and OERs

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1043) Not too long ago, The Chronicle ran an piece called “Publishers Criticize Federal Investment in Open Educational Resources.” The meat of the article was some quotes of textbook company executives on a panel at an … Continue reading

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Making College Textbooks More Affordable: Part II

By More Posts (42) This is a guest post blog by Jim Farmer, Coordinator, Scholarly Systems Group at Georgetown University and editor at the eReSS project, University of Hull. On Friday, June 1st, the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance … Continue reading

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