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The True Costs of Textbooks

Course Packets SIMPLIFIED The Flipped 50 50 CLASSKOOM ACTIVITY IN CLASS LECTURE AT HOME In a flipped classroom, the students interact with the curriculum at home at their own pace. They can also communicate with other classmates through online discussions and shared note taking. In the classroom, the professor can use the time to focus on unique learning strategies through concept engagement. The instructor can use this time to focus on helping individual students understand the material. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group has found that textbook costs are typically comparable to 26 percent of tuition at state universities and 72 percent of tuition of community colleges 7in10 students have skipped buying a textbook because of its cost. Grooming: 48 minutes Eating & Drinking: I hour Traveling: 1.5 hours Other: 2.3 hours How College Students SPEND THEIR TIME Working: 3.1 hours Educational Activities: 3.3 hours Leisure & Sports: 3.7 hours Sleeping: 8.3 hours $56 Students spend an average of $561 per semester.“ $104 $92 $101 $83 college textbook prices increased almost twice as quickly as the overall rate of inflation from 1986-2004. GINKGOTREE ' P " EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES LEISURE & SPORTS 2005 2007 600 SLEEPING O102

The True Costs of Textbooks

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Why on earth does a two inch stack of paper cost money-strapped college students hundreds of dollars? While we can debate about the overhead of running a publishing system that requires a ton of middl...


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