Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This lawsuit probably doesn't have much of a chance, but it does reflect the sad state of affairs that exists when students, under the blatently mis-named 'inclusive access' program, must go to extreme lengths in order to not buy a text from a major publisher. "The 'opt-out' process, when there is one at all, is opaque, confusing and difficult if not impossible to execute," said the plaintiffs in the most recent lawsuit. They add that some students who have asked to opt out of inclusive access programs have been told that there 'is no opt-out available' or that they will be de-enrolled from a class if they opt out and seek substitute materials."

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