Fighting For Your Students: The Online War on Textbook Inflation
In California, community college tuition is $300 a year. The average annual cost for textbooks is $1200. The battle between educators and textbook publishers has entered a new stage. On the one hand, the cost of textbooks is threatening to overwhelm the community college's most basic mission—providing affordable access to higher education. On the other hand, online faculty are discovering ways that their institutions can fight back.