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Industry Highlights for Week of January 16, 2018

As Textbook Companies Try New Options, Many Students Say Price Is Biggest Factor

EdSurge
Because of increasingly high prices, many students avoid purchasing textbooks unless they’re absolutely necessary for their courses. When they do decide to buy, students can choose between print, digital and rented options for most textbooks. Though open educational resources (OERs) are on the rise, few students have actually encountered them in the classroom. In general, students want instructors to keep price in mind and want publishers to understand that their products are often cost prohibitive for potential customers.
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