Education publisher Pearson to phase out print textbooks

Posted in Teaching on July 16th, 2019 by steve

International“The world’s largest education publisher has taken the first step towards phasing out print books by making all its learning resources ‘digital first’. Pearson said students would only be able to rent physical textbooks from now on, and they would be updated much less frequently …” (more)

[BBC News, 16 July]

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The Government’s Inertia on Cassells Is Now Bordering on the Absurd

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on July 16th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“It was around this time three years ago that the Cassells report – a groundbreaking review of potential higher education funding strategies – was officially released. Three years later, and still the government has failed to act. There’s been talk. Committees have convened. Options have been discussed. But the government has consistently failed to deliver on the report’s most crucial recommendation: action …” (more)

[Jack Synnott, University Times, 15 July]

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