What's Being Done to Curb the Cost of College Textbooks - WWNY

Another alternative to curbing the cost of textbook is what's known as an Open Educational Resource or an OER. Its essentially like an online textbook with online resources built by professors. "They can take content that has been created by somebody else and remixed it and put it together in a way they want it," said Carleen Huxley, coordinator of library instruction at JCC. "They can add to it and then create their own content themselves." SUNY is using $4 million to try to curb the cost of textbooks by creating OERs for high enrollment general education courses, which makes it so a student doesn't need to buy a textbook. It's online for free. http://www.wwnytv.com/story/38596616/whats-being-done-to-curb-the-cost-of-college-textbooks

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