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June 26, 2013

Oklahoma U launches cost-saving online textbook initiative

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By Tulsa World

Students and their parents know first-hand the nightmare of buying college textbooks.  Textbook prices have been increasing about 8 percent a year and many are in triple digits. The old-school way of saving money on textbooks – buying them used – is difficult nowadays because of minor editing changes that render year-old texts out of date.  One chemistry prof at the University of Oklahoma, Mark Morvant, says he was shocked to learn that the textbook for his organic chemistry class cost $252. That equals nearly a fourth of the amount students pay in tuition and fees for the class.  Adopting or creating new digital course materials has saved students about 25 percent of their yearly textbook costs, which typically are $1,400.

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