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Lessons from the Boundless Copyright Infringement Suit

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 disclosure: Pearson has been a … Continue reading

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Four Key Questions for the Apple Education Announcement

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. The basis for most speculation … Continue reading

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Textbook Publishers and OERs

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 SIIA conference speaking out against … Continue reading

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Making College Textbooks More Affordable: Part II

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 released their report “Turn … Continue reading

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Making College Textbooks More Affordable

This is a guest blog post 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 released their report “Turn … Continue reading

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