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Warschauer, Mark – Language Learning & Technology, 2016
"Language Learning & Technology" ("LLT") was launched in the mid-1990s out of a collaboration between the University of Hawai'i National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) and the Michigan State University Center for Language Education Research (CLEAR). Like other online journals started in the 1990s, "LLT"…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Educational Technology, Electronic Journals, Access to Information
Young, Jeffrey R. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
The story of one University of Maine student's quest for a reasonably priced textbook reveals just how complicated course materials have become as the textbook industry makes its awkward transition from print to digital. The student is Luke Thomas, a senior majoring in business on the Orono campus, who last semester took a 250-person introductory…
Descriptors: Internet, Online Systems, Textbooks, Costs
EDUCAUSE, 2011
This paper offers seven things one should know about open textbook publishing. These seven facts are: (1) The open educational resources model, including textbooks, has emerged as a response to rising text prices, a need for greater access to high-quality learning materials, the proliferation of e-reader devices, and a trend in publishing toward…
Descriptors: Textbook Publication, Electronic Publishing, Access to Information, Internet
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Ovadia, Steven – Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 2011
Given the challenging economic climate in the United States, many academics are looking to open-access electronic textbooks as a way to provide students with traditional textbook content at a more financially advantageous price. Open access refers to "the free and widely available information throughout the World Wide Web. Once an article's…
Descriptors: Textbook Content, Textbooks, Electronic Publishing, Access to Information
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Losoff, Barbara; Pence, Harry E. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
Open access publications provide scholars with unrestricted access to the "conversation" that is the basis for the advancement of knowledge. The large number of open access journals, archives, and depositories already in existence demonstrates the technical and economic viability of providing unrestricted access to the literature that is the…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Academic Discourse, Access to Information, Cost Effectiveness
Howard, Jennifer – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Senior scholars, the A-list of academic publishing, seem to submit fewer unsolicited manuscripts to traditional humanities journals than they used to. The journal has become, with very few exceptions, the place where junior and midlevel scholars are placing their work. Technology and changing habits have called into question the nature of the…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Internet, Humanities, Influence of Technology
Huwe, Terence K. – Computers in Libraries, 2009
The future of the publishing industry and the profession of journalism are hot topics these days. Those with intact long-term memory faculties will recall equally heated and ongoing debates about the future of libraries and their own profession, dating as far back as 1994, when the internet captured public imagination. Times have changed a bit…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Cooperative Planning, Electronic Publishing, Publishing Industry