Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

As Cable Green reports, "a new sales model known as 'Inclusive Access' has taken off. Also known as automatic textbook billing, this model adds the cost of digital course content into students’ tuition and fees." We've covered this model previously. In response, " is a community-driven initiative to raise awareness of the facts about automatic textbook billing." Green hopes the website "will help decision makers fully consider and understand how automatic textbook billing can impact their institution and students." That's all diplomatically worded, and I think the message should be clearer: 'inclusive access' costs the student a lot more, especially considering the product disappears at the end of the course.

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Last Updated: Oct 11, 2021 11:04 a.m.