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Free Content Challenges Publishers

Commercial publishers are not only battling for a greater textbook market share, they are also battling a growing market of open educational resources.

08/07/2013

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Long Live Paper

An article in the Global New York Times, titled “Long Live Paper” quotes the federal Secretary of Education declaring a war on textbooks saying they should soon be obsolete. The author disagrees.

11/19/2012

College Textbooks

3 On Your Side: Saving On College Textbooks

For many students, purchasing textbooks can take a big bite out of the budget. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan joins us with some advice on how to save some money.

08/29/2012

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Buy The Right Backpack

When shopping for your kids, there are many backpack styles to choose from. Get one that distributes the weight across the back equally – usually one with two straps that are padded.

08/28/2012

Not only does Apple think learning can be easier and more fun with iBook, but it is also much lighter than carrying around a pile of textbooks (file photo)

Interactive iBook Is Apple’s Solution To Boring Old Textbooks

Apple has announced its aim to replace a high schooler’s backpack full of books with electronic textbooks on an iPad. But many students are still priced out of the market.

01/20/2012

Local Students Weigh the Costs and Benefits of 'E-Readers'

As the start of the school year nears, some students contemplate investing in new technologies to help them organize their textbooks.

08/14/2010

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