OpenStax already saved students $39 million this academic year

Press Release, Rice University, Feb 06, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes

The data is coming in, and it is as expected: open access saves students money. "Free textbooks from Rice University-based publisher OpenStax are now in use at one-in-five degree-granting U.S. colleges and universities and have already saved college students $39 million in the 2015-16 academic year." It's the same lesson learned from the BC Campus open textbook project, which has saved more than a million dollars for British Columbia students. The OpenStax library is the outcome of Rice University's Connexions project.

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