Helping bring down the cost of college by choosing free or low-cost textbooks is one way faculty can lighten the load for students and keep them on the path to a degree. As the cost of textbooks has risen, students have coped by simply not purchasing them. Having every student in your classes arrive the… Continue Reading FOR FACULTY WORKING WITH OER
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Open textbooks are free online, cheap to print, and have saved NMC students $481,000 since Fall 2015! Come learn more about the Open Educational Resources movement on Tuesday, March 21, all day in the library. Textbook Petting Zoo: Compare quality and prices of traditional textbooks and their OER counterparts. Student/Faculty Textbook Forum: A discussion between… Continue Reading Open Textbook Day at the Library
While at the Open Education Conference last week, a woman said, “I just work at a community college”, to which someone shouted “Never say ‘just’ a community college.” I don’t remember what was said after that at the session, because I was fixated on that idea, ‘just’ a community college. In the Open Education Resources… Continue Reading Never say…”JUST a Community College”
Students, like everyone else, love to save money. They are vocal about their support for cheaper college tuition, textbooks and course materials. Who can argue with them on that? With textbooks and materials, faculty have a chance to really help. While not all texts are the same, many survey course textbooks are very similar –… Continue Reading How Does Openstax College Stack Up?
Brian Sweeney saw how much his physics book cost–just over $200–and he decided that that was too much for his students, most of whom would never take another physics class. Noticing how often his students turned to YouTube and the internet to get tutorials and watch supplementary videos, Brian decided that if his students were… Continue Reading Around Campus: Brian Sweeney and Open Educational Resources