Another year is over and you're just getting back into the swing of things about to start a new year and a new semester at College. It's at this time of the year that we all start reflecting on the year that was and planning forward to the year that will be. What are some of your goals for 2013? Are you looking to simply get through your current College semester with good marks? Or are you Continue Reading about Welcome to 2013! What are your College Goals for 2013?
812% Rise in Textbook Prices says BusinessInsider.com
According to an article published on BusinessInsider.com, there has been an 812% increase in the cost of College Textbooks since 1978. That's phenomenal, outrunning CPI by a shocking 600% plus. As quoted in the BusinessInsider.com article "Professor Mark Perry of Carpe Diem blog has been following this bubble closely". You can check out Mark's analysis in the full article from BusinessInsider. Continue Reading about 812% Rise in Textbook Prices says BusinessInsider.com
College Tips: The iPhone Answer Underground
With the Internet now bringing us information at our finger tips, researching your College subjects should be easier than ever, right? Not so, say many College students. Using the Internet for subject research can be a risky business, with the sites such as Wikipedia, Khan Academy, Answers.com and Yahoo Answers full of mis Well fear no longer, Answer Underground has been developed as a Continue Reading about College Tips: The iPhone Answer Underground
OpenStax in Partnership with ExpertTA to bring Interactive Textbooks
Free. Interactive College Textbooks, how does that sound? Further to our post yesterday, OpenStax have just announced that not only have they released free iBooks for Physics students, but the books will also be Interactive. The partnership between Expert TA, a provider that provides online tools to help professors provide the most effective teaching and also making learning easier for Continue Reading about OpenStax in Partnership with ExpertTA to bring Interactive Textbooks
College Students not buying Textbooks!
1/3 of Seniors and 1/4 of Freshman Can't Afford Textbooks According to a study, 1/3 of College Students are not buying Textbooks for their classes because they cannot afford to buy them. That can't be good for their grades. We know that the cost of going to College is getting beyond the reach of many. Some people are spending upward of $1500 on textbooks per year and finding that some of Continue Reading about College Students not buying Textbooks!
Textbook News: OpenStax College Releases first iBooks Textbook
Are college textbooks finally embracing the digital age? With the rapid growth rate of E-Readers and Digital Devices, the release of the first iBooks Textbook could be a sign that things are changing in the textbook area. If you haven't heard of iBooks before it is Apple's e-book reader available for free from the Apple App Store for all iPhones, iPods and iPads. Did you know that you can also Continue Reading about Textbook News: OpenStax College Releases first iBooks Textbook
Enhance your college student experience with Google Services
Recent interns and graduates working at Google have put together College Tips by Google to help college students utilize Google Services to improve the college experience. These college tips are broken up into three main categories: 1) Prospective College Students This category is focused on helping anyone thinking about getting into college. The tips start with utilizing Google Docs to Continue Reading about Enhance your college student experience with Google Services
Nebraska Book Company to close multiple college textbook stores
Nebraska Book Company (NBC) reports they are closing at least seven "off-campus" textbook bookstores: Florida Book Store, Gainesville, FL; Chattanooga Books, Chattanooga, TN; Madison Textbooks, Madison, WI; Spirit Shop, Lubbock, TX; Traditions Bookstore, College Station, TX; The College Store, Akron, OH; and GotUsed Bookstore, Pittsburgh, PA. The named stores are to remain open for the current Continue Reading about Nebraska Book Company to close multiple college textbook stores