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.
A report released today by the Student PIRGs shows that an alternative textbook model called open textbooks could save undergraduate students more than a billion dollar a year.
New report shows alternative textbook model could save students a billion dollars.
As students at Rutgers and across the country return to campus this fall, textbooks remain one of the priciest items on their shopping lists. However, a new open textbooks pilot program planned for Spring 2015 may alleviate how hard these costs hit students’ pocketbooks.
PIRG In The News
McGraw-Hill launched transparent attempt to put down and undermine the used textbook market, and we can't let it go unanswered.
Use of open textbooks, one form of OER, is gaining traction across different types of colleges and universities, and the catalog of OER textbooks continues to expand.
Artificially intelligent software is reshaping traditional teaching materials—but it's unclear what the new technology will take away from the learning experience.
Students can spend $1,300 per year on textbooks, but online textbooks could ease that burden, a new analysis finds
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