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Free Textbooks at a Cost

by Josh Moody

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, or so the old saying goes.

The same is true of textbooks. Even with the popularity of open educational resources, in the end, somebody pays.

With OER use increasing, the costs are shifting from students to institutions of higher learning – or more accurately less revenue is being collected by college bookstores, reducing a reliable funding stream.

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