Hey Textbook Rebels!
Big week—let’s review it, shall we?
The Oregon State Legislature’s session came to an end last week without legislators approving a task force to study ways to lower textbook prices. The failure to make progress on the bill was yet another sign that students need to take this movement into their own hands, showing legislators and administrators that high textbook prices are a vital issue and that we need solutions now!
Digital textbook publisher Kno received a $30 dollar investment from Intel, but bloggers from around the web speculated on the repercussions, with many asserting that this meant the end of Kno’s attempts to build an iPad competitor and a likely focus on apps for smartphones.
eCampusNews posted a fascinating analysis on how the decision in the Google Books settlement case could affect the textbook market as well as the digitization of books as a whole.
And Mississippi State University’s student newspaper, The Reflector, wrote an insightful piece on all of the ways students there are looking to duck high textbook prices.OH—and we’re heading to OHIO very soon. Viva la Rebellion!