EDUCAUSE Review Magazine, Volume 44, Number 1, January/February 2009

The Case of the Textbook: Open or Closed?

 

features

As the price of college/university textbooks continues to rise, new electronic models and various “open” options are being proposed from all sides: by publishers, by students, and by authors and institutions.

Publishers

Students

Authors & Institutions

David J. Staley
How might the logic of Web 2.0, the logic of commons-based peer production, and the logic of platform management transform the idea of the university and the very activities—teaching and learning, research, and publishing—that lie at the heart of this enterprise?
E. Michael Staman, Mark Katsouros, and Richard Hach
With the availability of a rich variety of IT solutions for emergency preparedness, colleges and universities need to leverage these technologies to benefit emergency notification services, leading to strategic implications for campus emergency communications management policies.

departments

www
Leadership
Peter McPherson
E-Content
Jerry Goldman and Andrew Gruen
PodcastIT
George B. Adams III
New Horizons
Malcolm Brown
policy@edu
Tracy Mitrano
Viewpoints
Jim Whitehurst
Homepage
Diana G. Oblinger