Solving the Textbook Cost Crisis Through OER

Nicole Allen, International Journal of Instructional Technology, Sept 22, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Good slide deck from Nicole Allen, who has been representing SPARC recently. "The cost of college textbooks has grown to a point that virtually every campus is now seeking solutions. While many institutions have successfully reduced costs for students through stop-gap measures such as rental programs, lending libraries and licensing deals, the greatest potential for permanently solving the problem lies in Open Educational Resources (OER)." The argument is well substantiated with references and statistics (useful for using in your own presentations).

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