Textbooks: Expense Experiments

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By: 
Carl Straumsheim, Inside HigherEd
Most students are stepping into their first class either this week or the next, and many of them will find themselves participating in their institution’s latest cost-saving experiment. In the name of student savings, institutions are testing everything from all-tablet learning to textbook rentals to open educational resources (OER) -- though similar projects delivered mixed results last year.