California Considers Cutting Community College Cost
Source: ca.gov • 03-Dec-18
Last year California made the first year of community college free for full-time students. Assembly Bill 2 would extend the benefit to 2 years.
CALPIRG begins “Affordable Textbook” campaign
Source: highlandernews.org • 04-Dec-18
Almost 80% of the textbook industry is dominated by 5 publishing companies that make books so expensive most students skip buying them
Source: businessinsider.com • 04-Dec-18
OER: A Field Guide for Academic Librarians
Source: pacificu.edu • 04-Dec-18
Do you yearn to be an OER champion? The Pacific University Press has published the Field Guide for Academic Librarians, full of strategies for advocacy an case studies.
A print version is also available.
UA Cossatot wins state award
Source: texarkanagazette.com • 28-Nov-18
Statewide Data on OER Savings
Source: insidehighered.com • 16-Nov-18
The North Dakota state auditor has produced a nice report on the success of its 2016 OER investment, showing a savings to students of between $1.1 million and $2.4 million from a modest outlay of $107,250. The story got some exposure
on a local Bismark news outlet.
Open textbook pilot should be made permanent
Source: baltimoresun.com • 20-Nov-18
Lakelands schools push free alternatives to costly textbooks
Source: indexjournal.com • 23-Nov-18
$1 Billion in Savings through Open Educational Resources
Source: sparcopen.org • 12-Oct-18
A couple of things caught my eye on this extraordinary claim. Extrapolating from the 2013 claim of $100 million, we've saved an additional 900 million over 5 years. Weigh this against an textbook market of somewhere around 10 billion dollars annually in the US.
Note that the billion dollars in savings is worldwide, but it breaks down to over 95 percent US and Canada and almost all of it is higher ed. K-12 only accounted for about 45 million dollars.
College of DuPage hosts Community College Open Educational Resources Summit Nov. 30
Source: dailyherald.com • 06-Nov-18
Program pushes professors to replace pricey textbooks
Source: thedailycougar.com • 31-Oct-18
YouTube Learning: Investing in educational creators, resources, and tools for EduTubers
Source: googleblog.com • 22-Oct-18
Youtube is investing $20 million in educational content on their platform.
Stanford must lower the cost of textbooks
Source: stanforddaily.com • 08-Oct-18
From the Stanford Student Newspaper.
ED Grant Allows UC Davis to Lead Expansion of Open Textbooks
Source: campustechnology.com • 16-Oct-18
U.S. Department of Education Awards $4.9 Million Grant to University of California, Davis to Develop Free, Open Textbooks Program
Source: ed.gov • 03-Oct-18
Congress Renews $5 Million Open Textbook Pilot For Second Year
Source: sparcopen.org • 26-Sep-18
UT Working to Expand Open Educational Resource Options
Source: utk.edu • 24-Sep-18
An open-source solution for soaring college costs
Source: washingtonpost.com • 14-Sep-18
CLC students save more than $850,000 using free textbooks; college announces Illinois Community College OER Summit
Source: dailyherald.com • 17-Sep-18
AMS Textbook Broke campaign urges university, professors to expand access to affordable learning materials
Source: ubyssey.ca • 17-Sep-18
Perlego raises $4.8M for its ‘Spotify for textbooks’
Source: techcrunch.com • 10-Sep-18
70+ Student Leaders Call on Congress to Renew Open Textbook Pilot
Source: uspirg.org • 05-Sep-18
Seeking a Middle Ground Between Publishers and OER
Source: insidehighered.com • 15-Aug-18
The campus push for open educational resources continues into 2018
Source: arbiteronline.com • 13-Aug-18
Ohio University and Top Hat Partnership Saves Students More Than $1 Million in Textbook Costs
Source: businesswire.com • 02-Aug-18