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As universities adopt e-Books over traditional texts, they need to band together to reduce prices and force them toward a platform-agnostic format. This follows from a challenge issued at the Educause conference in October by Indiana CIO Bradley Wheeler. "If somebody [does not] speak up for students in the move from print to digital, the students [are] going to get killed," he said. This article reports on a pilot project to pool resources and sales. "The texts will be available via Courseload, a device-agnostic platform that will integrate with the universities’ learning-management platforms (LMS)." The company describes itself thus: "Offering a common set of tools for use with proprietary, open source, and self-published content, Courseload operates on any web-enabled device."

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