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Sales pitches don’t belong in classrooms

By Sean Willett, January 17 2017 — When I sat down for the first lecture of my molecular biology class, the person at the front of the room was not my instructor. Instead, the class was greeted by a representative of John Wiley & Sons Inc., the company that publishes the required textbook for the…

We need to revalute the textbook market

By Tina Shaygan, September 20 2016 Last week, the Students’ Union ran the #TextbookBrokeAB campaign to raise awareness of the high cost of post-secondary textbooks in Alberta. Standing directly outside the bookstore to talk to students that just dropped hundreds of dollars is bold and arguably one of the more affirmative approaches taken by student…

Free, open-source textbooks still on the way for Alberta’s post-secondaries

By Fabian Mayer, September 11 2014 — Plans to bring open-source, free and editable textbooks to Alberta’s campuses are moving forward. The guiding committee for the Government of Alberta’s Open Educational Resources Initiative, consisting of administrator and student leaders from around the province recently held its first meeting. They discussed how to implement open textbooks…

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