Textbooks

MassPIRG launches campaign for spring semester

MassPIRG officially launched four of its campaigns for the spring semester during an event Tuesday evening in the Cape Cod Lounge.

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A New Cost at College: Digital Access Codes

DIGITAL books and study tools don’t weigh down backpacks as heavy textbooks do. But fees for the codes to get them may be a financial burden for some college students, a new report found.

News Release | Student PIRGs | Textbooks

Report: New Trend in College Textbook Market Presents Danger For Students

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Student PIRGs released a new report titled Access Denied that investigates the concerning growth of online access codes in college classrooms

Report | The Student PIRGs | Textbooks

ACCESS DENIED:

The growth of cost-saving alternatives like used textbooks and free, openly-licensed educational resources have forced publishers to reassess their business and shift toward a new model: access codes.

Report | Student PIRGs | Textbooks

COVERING THE COST

A new report investigating the real impact of high textbook prices on today’s college students.

News Release | U.S. Department of Education | Textbooks

U.S. Department of Education Announces First-Ever Open Education Adviser Position

The U.S. Department of Education announced today the hiring of the first ever open education adviser to lead a national effort to expand schools’ access to high-quality, openly-licensed learning resources.

We are excited to announce that Berkshire Community College will be moving forward with a pilot program to bring more free open textbooks to campus!

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News Release | U.S. PIRG | Textbooks

U.S. PIRG Joins 91 Organizations In Calling on White House to Open Access to Federally Funded Educational Resources

Today, U.S. PIRG, along with a broad coalition of 91 education organizations, institutions of higher education, technology companies, and foundations called on the White House to ensure federally funded educational materials are made freely available to the public as the administration develops an Open Government Partnership plan this fall.

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