Educational Technology

August 28, 2011

The Bucks Guide to Finding Cheap Textbooks: 3rd Edition

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The “Textbook Rebel” battles it out with “Mr. $200 Textbook” as part of a campaign to raise awareness about escalating book prices and cheaper alternatives. Exorbitant college textbook prices have given rise to a “textbook rebellion,” which may be coming to a campus near you. A coalition of students, parents, professors and organizations including the Student Public Interest Research Groups, have banded together to promote more affordable alternatives to the $200 textbook — an amount that is not uncommon for science, economics, accounting and math students, among other pricey majors. The coalition also hopes to raise awareness about cheaper alternatives like “open textbooks,” which are offered under a license that allows you to read free online, or to obtain a print copy for a fraction of the cost of traditional hard-copy competitors.

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