Interesting Education News Tidbits

Just a quick roundup of some education news focused on digital textbooks and eBooks, open educational resources, education policy, and textbook publisher trends.

The CAO survey mentioned in the last bullet above advised that “Chief Academic Officers and faculty report that key barriers to adopting OER are the lack of a single, comprehensive catalog of content, difficulty finding content, and concerns about time and energy spent selecting and evaluating the material.” Remember folks, the Akademos Textbook Adoption Tool is open to all faculty from any college or university. It is the only textbook comparison tool that includes OERs and commercial textbook publisher offerings.

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