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” Pearson and Chegg are partnering for textbook rentals. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via Inside Higher Ed : “Ithaka S+R and OCLC Research launch project to examine how universities and their libraries are changing.” Education Politics. From the Department of Education’s press release : “U.S. Secretary of Education Announces Chief of Staff and Additional Staff Hires.” ” And what a fine bunch.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Jen Howard on “What Happened to Google’s Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books ?” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Wired argues that “ Jeff Bezos Should Put His Billions Into Libraries.” I missed this news back in February: Chegg acquired RefMe. (National) Education Politics. The AP interviews US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos , who laments “she didn’t decry racism enough.”

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And like so many products on this list, 3D printing was hailed as a revolution in education, and schools were encouraged to reorient libraries and shop classes towards “maker spaces” which would give students opportunities to print their plastic designs. That is, rather than students buying textbooks separately (or buying used textbooks or checking them out from the library or sharing them with a roommate not buying textbooks at all), the cost would be bundled with tuition and fees.