English faculty at Butler CC contribute to Open Educational Resources - Butler County Times Gazette

Butler Community College is fighting back against rising textbook costs for students. Using new methods, students are paying significantly less for certain classes, BCC officials claim. For Butler students enrolled in English Composition I and II classes, the OER textbooks are homegrown. “The English department decided that instead of asking our students to spend a ton on textbooks, we’d just write the books ourselves, so we divided the work and got it done,” said department chair Jim Buchhorn, who wrote three chapters of the resulting Comp II textbook. “There’s no need for a new textbook every year — the rules of English grammar are basically what they have been since about 1066 AD.”



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