Colleges Are Striking Bulk Deals With Textbook Publishers. Critics Say There Are Many Downsides.
MAY 23, 2019
And of course there are other vendors, like Elsevier and Wiley (like Jones Soda and RC) and openly-licensed resources known as OER, or open education resources (which are something like a Sodastream homebrew). Even though the per-item costs with the bulk courseware arrangements are usually lower than the retail price, the switch eliminates the ability for students to find a used or free alternative from a friend or library.