Can free textbooks do the job?

A group of BYU professors and students have published seven related research papers this year that attempt to answer whether you learn as much in a course that uses free, open-access textbooks.

More than $1,000 a year for books and supplies alone: the number can be discouraging — if not completely prohibitive — to students considering enrolling in college or working to complete their degrees. Research shows that low-income high school grads are less likely to enroll in college, and those who make it through to enrollment are less likely to graduate.

 

More than $1,000 a year for books and supplies alone: the number can be discouraging — if not completely prohibitive — to students considering enrolling in college or working to complete their degrees. Research shows that low-income high school grads are less likely to enroll in college, and those who make it through to enrollment are less likely to graduate.

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The David O. McKay School of Education is pleased to announce the faculty rank advancements for 2008--2009. This years advancements: Clifford T. Mayes, Christopher D. Dromey, Timothy B. Smith, Charles R. Graham, Jr., Kendra M. Hall and Leigh K. Smith.
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Associate Dean Barbara Culatta recently returned from her seventh trip to Guatemala as a representative of BYU and the Rose Foundation.
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Leslie Butler (’91)

Butler's versatility and devotion to teaching helped her win the 2005 Presidential Award for Excellence in Math Teaching

It was down to two days before school would begin and a replacement math teacher had yet to be found, so Leslie Butler (’91), an English teacher of 8 years, volunteered for the job.
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