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  • Course Correction | CALPIRG Students
    cost print copy even if a digital book were free Third digital textbooks must be accessible Students should be able to access digital textbooks online store them for use offline and keep a copy for future use Anything less than complete access would make digital books impractical for large numbers of students with limited access to computers and or the internet 45 of the students we surveyed said limited computer access would make it at least somewhat difficult to use a digital textbook 71 said they have kept at least one textbook for future reference 2 Digital textbooks done wrong e textbooks fail to meet the criteria The first type of digital text we reviewed was e textbooks the digital book format offered by the major publishers through CourseSmart We found that they fall short on each of the three criteria we found digital textbooks must meet E textbooks are too expensive The e textbooks we surveyed cost on average exactly the same as a new hard copy of the same title bought and sold back to the bookstore and 39 more on average than a used hard copy of the same title bought and sold back online Printing is costly and difficult Printing was limited to 10 pages per session for each of the e textbooks we surveyed Buying and printing half of an e textbook was three times the cost of buying a used hard copy and selling it back to the bookstore for the books we surveyed E textbooks are difficult to access Students have to choose between using the book online or using it offline they cannot do both Most 75 of the e textbooks we surveyed expired after 180 days so students do not have the option to access their books in the future 3 Digital textbooks done right open textbooks meet all of the criteria Open textbooks are textbooks distributed free digitally under an open license The key feature of an open license is that it permits users to make copies of the textbook and translate it into different formats So open textbooks start as digital textbooks but can be printed in a variety of formats We found that open textbooks accomplish what e textbooks do not low prices printing options and accessibility Open textbooks are affordable Open textbooks are free digitally and students can purchase other formats at a low cost Open textbooks are easy and inexpensive to print Students can print digital textbooks anytime anywhere and in a variety of formats They can print individual pages at home order a print on demand bound copy or anything in between Open textbooks are accessible Students can access open textbooks anytime from any computer without the book expiring Recommendations Digital textbooks are a promising solution to lower costs but they need to be done the right way This study finds that digital textbooks need meet three main criteria in order to maximize their potential they must be affordable printable and accessible The two major

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  • Congress Moves to Cut Textbook Costs in Landmark Bill | CALPIRG Students
    flaw in the textbook market that allows prices to rise unchecked Unlike other products a third party professors decides which textbook the consumer students must buy Since professors assign the textbooks best for their courses students must purchase their books regardless of cost Student PIRG research found that publishers further exacerbate this problem by withholding price information from professors The bill reverses this problem by requiring publishers to put price information on the table so professors can consider costs on behalf of students The bill contains two additional provisions that give students more options as consumers First it requires publishers to sell all textbook bundles as individual books and supplemental materials PIRG research identified bundling as one of the main practices publishers use to drive up costs Second the bill asks colleges to inform students which textbooks they need a full semester early That way students will have time to shop around for the best deals The textbooks legislation was contained in the larger Higher Education Opportunity Act H R 4137 which passed today 380 49 in the House and 83 8 in the Senate The bill will now proceed to the President to be signed into law The textbooks provisions go into effect July 1 2010 To download a full analysis of the provision visit http www studentpirgs org resources textbook price disclosure law About the Student PIRGs The Student Public Interest Research Groups is a national network of non profit non partisan student advocacy groups that work on public interest issues pertaining to the environment consumer protection and government reform About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Frequently Asked Questions Campus Chapters UC Berkeley UC Davis UC Irvine UC Riverside UC San Diego UC Santa Barbara UC Santa Cruz UCLA USC Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus

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  • Energy | CALPIRG Students
    Service Week Friday December 16 2011 By The AmeriCorps Members in CALPIRG s Energy Service Corps Campaign Educated 600 school kids from 1st grade to 5th grade today at a local elementary school dressed in homemade costumes Related topics Energy Read more about Energy Service Week Add new comment All of the Lights Tuesday December 6 2011 By Energy Service Corps a partnered program of CALPIRG and AmeriCorps is working to educate the next generation about energy conservation Related topics Energy Read more about All of the Lights Add new comment Campaign Energy Sustainability Sustainable U Read more about Sustainable U Report CALPIRG Energy Squandering the Stimulus An Analysis of Household Gas Spending Economic Stimulus Checks and the Need for Better Transportation Options An Analysis of Household Gas Spending Economic Stimulus Checks and the Need for Better Transportation Options Nothing illustrates how the lack of transportation options hurts consumers and our economy more than the fact that since approval of the tax rebates in February Americans on average have already spent the amount of their stimulus checks at the pump Read more about Squandering the Stimulus An Analysis of Household Gas Spending Economic Stimulus Checks and the Need for Better Transportation Options Report CALPIRG Energy Next Stop California The Benefits of High Speed Rail Around the World and What s in Store for California As California moves toward construction of a new high speed rail network the state has much to learn from experiences abroad High speed rail lines have operated for decades in Europe and Asia providing a wealth of information about what California can expect from high speed rail and how the state can receive the greatest possible benefits from its investment Read more about Next Stop California The Benefits of High Speed Rail Around the World and

    Original URL path: http://calpirgstudents.org/topics/energy?page=1 (2016-04-29)
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  • Energy | CALPIRG Students
    link to watch Read more about UC Students replace lightbulbs at Merced Fairgrounds Media Hit Energy Students Weatherize Salvation Army Shelter This weatherization event was part of the Energy Alternative Spring Break Service Trip a new program in California to train students from all across the state to help their communities reduce energy use The project was spearheaded by the Energy Service Corps a joint venture between the statewide public interest group CALPIRG California Public Interest Research Group Foundation and AmeriCorps Read more about Students Weatherize Salvation Army Shelter Media Hit Energy Prop 23 opponents breathe sigh of relief Proposition 23 which would have suspended carbon limits failed Tuesday night Read more about Prop 23 opponents breathe sigh of relief Pages first previous 1 2 3 About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Frequently Asked Questions Campus Chapters UC Berkeley UC Davis UC Irvine UC Riverside UC San Diego UC Santa Barbara UC Santa Cruz UCLA USC Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Stopping Global Warming California Water Watch Don t Get Ripped Off Hunger and Homelessness Protect Our Beautiful Places New Voters Project Protect Public Health 21st Century

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  • Latest Updates Blog | CALPIRG Students
    Why Young People Are Driving Less Big Day for Open Education Monday March 5 2012 By Today kicked off two major initiatives for open education the first annual Open Education Week and the Why Open Education Matters video competition Related topics Textbooks Read more about Big Day for Open Education Testimony of Lucas Zucker on Textbooks Affordability Friday February 3 2012 By CALPIRG Students This week Lucas Zucker of the CALPIRG chapter at UC Berkeley testified in support of Cheaper Textbooks in the California Legislature Here is his testimony Related topics Higher Ed Read more about Testimony of Lucas Zucker on Textbooks Affordability Pages first previous 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 next last More About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Frequently Asked Questions Campus Chapters UC Berkeley UC Davis UC Irvine UC Riverside UC San Diego UC Santa Barbara UC Santa Cruz UCLA USC Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Stopping Global Warming California Water Watch Don t Get Ripped Off Hunger and Homelessness Protect Our Beautiful Places New Voters Project Protect Public Health 21st Century Transportation Make Textbooks Affordable Newsroom Latest Updates Blog

    Original URL path: http://calpirgstudents.org/blog?page=11 (2016-04-29)
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  • Latest Updates Blog | CALPIRG Students
    CALPIRG Students This summer we re running voter registration drives at concerts and music festivals across California and we d love your help Let us know if you want to volunteer sign up here Related topics Democracy New Voters Project Read more about Volunteer Register Voters at Concerts this Summer There is no A for effort Thursday May 24 2012 By Here s my statement on the failure to move debate forward on a bill to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling this July Related topics Higher Ed Read more about There is no A for effort Pages first previous 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 next last More About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Frequently Asked Questions Campus Chapters UC Berkeley UC Davis UC Irvine UC Riverside UC San Diego UC Santa Barbara UC Santa Cruz UCLA USC Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Stopping Global Warming California Water Watch Don t Get Ripped Off Hunger and Homelessness Protect Our Beautiful Places New Voters Project Protect Public Health 21st Century Transportation Make Textbooks Affordable Newsroom Latest Updates Blog PIRG in the News News

    Original URL path: http://calpirgstudents.org/blog?page=9 (2016-04-29)
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  • VOTE TODAY!!! | CALPIRG Students
    7 00 AM 8 00 PM Where Click here to find your polling place Help spread the word Share CaliforniaStudentVote org on Facebook Mustache the Vote Text out the Vote Thanks Lilly Adams About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Frequently Asked Questions Campus Chapters UC Berkeley UC Davis UC Irvine UC Riverside UC San Diego UC Santa Barbara UC Santa Cruz UCLA USC Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Stopping Global Warming California Water Watch Don t Get Ripped Off Hunger and Homelessness Protect Our Beautiful Places New Voters Project Protect Public Health 21st Century Transportation Make Textbooks Affordable Newsroom Latest Updates Blog PIRG in the News News Releases Reports Donate Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact Blog Posts by Campaign Affordable Higher Education 21st Century Transportation Great Pacific Cleanup Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable Make Textbooks Affordable Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Sustainable U California Go Solar Charge Ahead California Newsroom Blog Media Hits News Releases Reports Resources Students in Action Volunteers

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  • Latest Updates Blog | CALPIRG Students
    keep plastic out of the Pacific Related topics Oceans Read more about L A City Council to Decide Wednesday Whether to Ban Plastic Bags Ask L A City Council to ban the bag Tuesday May 15 2012 By In the next two weeks the City of Los Angeles could take a huge step toward the biggest plastic bag ban in the country Related topics Oceans Read more about Ask L A City Council to ban the bag Editorial Let s shop green Proposed single use bag ban is right for L A and City Council must not be swayed by manufacturers concerned with their bottom line Saturday May 5 2012 By CALPIRG Students Great editorial in support of banning bags in LA Way to go LA Daily News Related topics Oceans Read more about Editorial Let s shop green Proposed single use bag ban is right for L A and City Council must not be swayed by manufacturers concerned with their bottom line Pages first previous 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 next last More About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Frequently Asked Questions Campus Chapters UC Berkeley UC Davis UC Irvine UC Riverside UC San Diego UC Santa Barbara UC Santa Cruz UCLA USC Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Stopping Global Warming California Water Watch Don t Get Ripped Off Hunger and Homelessness Protect Our Beautiful Places New Voters Project Protect Public Health 21st Century Transportation Make Textbooks Affordable Newsroom Latest Updates Blog PIRG in the News News Releases Reports Donate Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact Blog Posts by Campaign Affordable

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