tag: open source textbooks

July 12th, 2009

Kim Mickelsen

A Simple Solution I Wish I’d Thought of First

Textbooks for rent for the semester (i.e. a NetFlix for textbooks.)  What a simple, yet brilliant idea for the times!  And here’s why.
College textbooks (or any textbook for that matter) are outrageously expensive.  Last year we forked over nearly  $1,100 for my daughter’s college textbooks. At the time that seemed way out of whack to me and I attributed it to the specific cluster of science classes she was taking. But since then, I found some eye opening stats:

textbook prices have nearly tripled since the late 80s; Read More