Can Technology in the Classroom Replace Expensive Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

If educational institutes start adopting OERs in classrooms, students will be able to save a lot of money that would otherwise be spent on purchasing textbooks and rental subscriptions. Although rentals are a good option approved by educational institutes, OER is yet to be widely accepted by educational institutes. The teachers can customize an OER and include modules that they feel would benefit the students. Provide Access to K-12 Libraries.

How Can K-12 Publishers Adapt in the Digital Era


Students get unlimited access to their entire library of online textbooks for $119.99 When students found other alternatives to save their money, such as rental books and second-hand books, publishers decided it was time to provide affordable learning options, without affecting their revenues. Offer a Digital Learning Library. Publishers can purchase digital libraries that consist of thousands of video-based learning materials for a much better learning experience.

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Can US Higher Education Publishers Leverage a Subscription Model

Kitaboo on EdTech

It seemed only logical and feasible for students to use these alternative options, than pay for heavily priced new textbooks. But how do they compete with resources like MOOCs and OERs that have made high quality course content from respected university professors available for free? When students started migrating towards used textbooks, rentals, MOOCs and OER due to the high prices of printed textbooks, it affected the revenues of traditional book publishers.

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The Making of a Future-proof Online Learning Program for Colleges & Universities

Hurix Digital

These sources include open educational sources (OERs). Early research suggests that learning from OERs is similar to that achieved from traditional textbooks. Alternatively, the success of a learning program may also be measured by how popular or useful it is, based on student feedback. Build online student support services: All of the student support services provided by the institution, related to financial aid, registration, billing, library, technology support, etc.,

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

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Reusing eLearning material (OER) from other sources or not, asks UNESCO. Three reasons why I hesitate - Ignatia Webs , September 22, 2010 Unesco is inviting us to jointly discuss OER, so if you are interested, let yourself be heard! concerning OER. Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. As always, great stuff found in the eLearning world in September.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 3-14, 2012 Open Content Licensing for Educators (#OCL4Ed), organized by the OER Foundation, offered online. link] December 12, 2012 Care and Preservation of Audiovisual Collections , organized by the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA), Rosenbach Museum and Library, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. link] January 25-29, 2013 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, Seattle, Washington, USA. Clayton R.