Topic: Textbooks

What the Texas Textbook Dispute Reveals about the Importance of the Humanities

Dec. 15, 2014
What the Texas Textbook Dispute Reveals about the Importance of the Humanities

One article after another slams liberal arts degrees and humanities education as lacking value. But members of the Texas State Board of Education engaged in heated battle recently over textbook approvals for one essential subject in the humanities: history.

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Low-cost textbook alternative becomes a reality

Jan. 22, 2010
Low-cost textbook alternative becomes a reality

With textbooks often costing more than rent, many students will be relieved to know the Texas Language Technology Center is working on an alternative to the bulky old textbook that's easier on the wallet and offers interactive features and compelling content.

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Texas Language Technology Center Wins Funding from Department of Education to Develop Low-cost Alternative to Textbooks

Oct. 21, 2009

Carl Blyth, director of the Texas Language Technology Center (TLTC) at The University of Texas at Austin, has won a two-year award of $263,0000 from the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) to develop a sustainable publishing model for foreign language instructional materials to combat the rising costs of textbooks.

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