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2014-03-25 04:20:26

Startup Packback's rental service provides bold, affordable eTextbook option CHICAGO and PASADENA, Calif., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's students face many financial barriers to success in higher education- skyrocketing tuition, inflated textbook costs, and debilitating student debt to name a few. Two tenacious entrepreneurs, Mike Shannon and Kasey Gandham, have developed an ingenious way of addressing these problems. Packback recently took their startup...

2014-01-16 08:29:07

Facing Classroom Bottlenecks that Limit Access, California College Students Share Experiences, Unmet Needs for Online Learning with Officials and Policy Makers at Conference LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Can online environments in higher education help us better serve students? Are the online courses of today working for students? To answer these questions, the 20 Million Minds Foundation will host the EVOLVE California Higher Education conference on Friday,...

2013-11-14 16:31:18

PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 20 Million Minds Foundation (20MM), an organization focused on bringing higher education into the digital age, commends Senators Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) and Al Franken (D-Minnesota) on their legislative push to expand the use of open textbooks in higher education to achieve savings for students. The "Affordable College Textbook Act" will help promote several longstanding state and local philanthropic efforts to provide...

2013-10-15 04:20:46

The potential and promise of California's Open Textbook Digital Library legislation SAN FRANCISCO AND PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology is advancing in leaps and bounds and mobile devices are changing the traditional textbook. The 20 Million Minds Foundation (20MM), in partnership with Inkling, is excited to unveil the new, interactive digital versions of two free OpenStax College textbooks that students can access via the Inkling platform on iPad, iPhone,...

2013-05-16 04:23:25

Commissioned by The 20 Million Minds Foundation, the report and infographic provide analysis of California's online education efforts and make recommendations to increase student access and success PASADENA, Calif., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report commissioned by The 20 Million Minds Foundation (20MM), authored by Phil Hill and Michael Feldstein of MindWires Consulting, The Right to Educational Access: Using Online Education to Address Bottleneck Courses in...

2013-01-09 08:31:34

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Chegg, the student hub, today announced it has entered into a partnership with OpenStax College and the 20 Million Minds Foundation that will represent a milestone in the growing adoption of open source eTextbooks. The adoption of digital texts is accelerating as more higher education opportunities sprout online and at the same time, university and college institutions are being pressed to find new opportunities for lowering the cost of higher...

2012-12-28 04:20:33

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders in online education initiatives will convene at UCLA on January 8, 2013, to bring awareness and discuss key issues regarding the potential for online education to lower costs and improve higher education in California. The conference is sponsored by the 20 Million Minds Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to lowering the cost of higher education. Themed "Rebooting Higher Education: Leveraging Innovations in Online Education to...

2012-12-06 16:23:30

VISALIA, Calif., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California Community College faculty, administrators, a team of professionals and the 20 Million Minds Foundation (20MM) are meeting this weekend to transform textbook production and costs, a project aimed to save students millions of dollars and revolutionize the way educational materials are compiled and delivered. West Hills Community College District formed the Central California Community Colleges Committed to Change, aka the C6...

2012-10-03 14:21:00

Non-profit, 20 Million Minds Foundation, attacked in its fight for free textbooks for college students SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) released a "knee-jerk" national press release announcing in panicky fashion their challenge to the notion that historic college textbook legislation unanimously passed by the California State Senate and signed by Governor Jerry Brown could indeed be provided to...

2012-09-27 14:20:51

Jerry Brown Unlocks the Nation's Digital Future through Open Source Textbook Innovation SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed a monumental set of bills that create the nation's first free online textbook library, an effort aimed at alleviating the burden of rising costs to students attending California's public postsecondary institutions. California is now set to become the nation's first state to create a digital textbook...