27th Annual Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference

Upcoming Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference

March 13, 2014 by

We are pleased to share the announcement for the 2014 Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) annual conference at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. This save-the-date for “the only national, nonprofit membership association dedicated solely to assisting textbook and academic authors” arrives hot on the heels of our announcement yesterday of the new open textbook Information Systems for … Read More …

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Announcement: Space Systems Engineering Course Starts March 3rd

February 4, 2014 by

In collaboration with staff from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, we are thrilled to present a free, online, six-week course in Space Systems Engineering. Register now, then find out more (or vice versa). Course Features Lectures from NASA project manager Jeff Volosin, NASA mission systems engineer Mike Menzel, and Nobel Laureate Dr. John C. Mather … Read More …

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U.S. and Student PIRGs Report on Affordable Textbooks

January 28, 2014 by

The U.S. PIRG Education Fund and The Student PIRGs yesterday released a report on “Fixing the Broken Textbook Market”, based on a survey of students on 150 college campuses. Among the report’s findings: Students will risk poor grades rather than purchase assigned textbooks The price of textbooks can produce a “ripple effect” on a student’s … Read More …

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Saylor.org’s President speaking at the TransformingEDU Summit at CES 2014

January 7, 2014 by

This Thursday, our own Amanda Antico-Majkowski will be in Las Vegas at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) as part of a TransformingEDU Summit panel on the future of education. For the panel on “The Next Edition of Digital Textbooks and Courseware”, moderated by Casey Green of Campus Computing, Amanda will be joined by leaders … Read More …

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Higher Education Tsunami Conference – Bridging Nations Foundation

December 3, 2013 by

Bridging Nations Foundation, a D.C.-based nonprofit that exists for the “promotion of dialogue and technological progress between the nations of the United States, India, and China”, is hosting a conference on the future of higher education. The Higher Education Tsunami Conference will be held next Tuesday, December 10th, at the foundation’s Dupont Circle headquarters. “There’s … Read More …