May 15, 2015 Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown released a revised budget proposal reflecting a $6.7 billion increase in revenues since the January proposal. Although these changes in funding are encouraging, there is still a lot of work to be done to expand access to the tens of thousands of students
This year marks the 30th anniversary of School Library Month. In the past three decades, libraries have experienced vast changes, from card-based catalog systems, electronic databases, and PC networks, to the world-wide web and today’s instant resource delivery options. “Libraries, like all other sectors, are working hard to keep pace
By: Phil Hill The traditional textbook market is going away, and even publishers understand this change. “Textbooks are dead,” the former president of McGraw-Hill Higher Education, Brian Kibby, said at EDUCAUSE 2014. He said that personalization and adaptive learning techniques are where innovation is happening in the educational publishing industry.
By: Phil Hill Let’s set the stage again on why it is so important to look at real student debt data. One of the most frustrating memes last year originated with the faulty Brookings Institution report on student debt that claimed: Ultimately, Akers and Chingos conclude that typical borrowers are
By: Phil Hill I realize I’m biased, but Michael Feldstein really got this one right last fall when claiming that textbook publishers now actually like open educational resources (OER). This is a relatively recent thing. Not so very long ago, you’d get one of two reactions from employees at these