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Fixing the Broken Textbook Market
January 27, 2014

Because of the steady increased cost of new and used textbooks, students are choosing to abstain from purchasing these resources or decreasing their courseload to afford the resources needed to o…

Open Textbooks and Open SUNY Textbooks: Cooperative Strategies for Reducing the Cost of Textbooks
October 1, 2014 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference

Innovative solutions are needed to reduce the cost of higher education. The Open SUNY Textbook program, an IITG grant project, demonstrated that faculty and libraries can publish high-quality ope…

Open Content for Open Minds
November 1, 2011

Malcolm Brown, ELI director, and Veronica Diaz, ELI associate director, moderate this seminar with Judy Baker. Openly licensed educational content, commonly referred to as open educational resour…

Reporting on the Findings of the Florida Student Textbook Survey
May 16, 2011

It’s clear that the high cost of textbooks has become a burden for students, with significant implications for student learning, success, and finances. Multiple solutions are being propose…

Tune In October 10 -- Openness: Decoupling the Future to Radically Improve Access to Education
October 4, 2011

In this free hour-long session, “ Openness: Decoupling the Future to Radically Improve Access to Education ,” Diana Oblinger and David Wiley will explore issues related to the affordabili…

Textbook Affordability: Emerging Solutions in Ohio
April 4, 2011

Over the past few years, we've seen a growing interest in electronic educational resources and a move toward digital textbooks as a way to help a financially distressed higher education. Dur…

7 Things You Should Know About Open Textbook Publishing
March 8, 2011

The open educational resources model, including textbooks, has emerged as a response to rising text prices, a need for greater access to high-quality learning materials, the proliferation of e-r…

A Cover to Cover Solution: How Open Textbooks are the Path to Textbook Affordability
September 30, 2010

This report evaluates cost-reducing options from the traditional textbook market - rentals, e-books and e-readers - and  open textbooks  as potential next steps to reduce the high cost o…

New ELI 7 Things... Brief Explores Open Textbook Publishing
March 14, 2011

The open educational resources model, including textbooks, has emerged as a response to rising text prices, a need for greater access to high-quality learning materials, the proliferation o…

ELI2011 Podcast: The Open Textbook Puzzle
March 8, 2011

Can open textbooks provide a viable solution to high-cost textbooks? Are they quality books? What will encourage faculty to develop or adopt them? What is a book? How do students prefer t…