Open Textbooks - A Step Toward Affordability
Open Textbooks: The Student Perspective
College Open Textbooks: Collaborative & Business Models
Flat World Knowledge: Open Textbooks by Expert Authors
Connexions: Create Globally, Educate Locally
Webinar: IN SEARCH OF AFFORDABLE TEXTBOOKS: HOW OPEN-ACCESS CAN REDUCE COSTS
When: Wednesday, May 12th, 10:00 AM (Pacific) / 1:00 PM (Eastern)
Why: Textbook prices cost the average student $900 per year, and prices have risen four times the rate of inflation in the last two decades. Students, faculty and colleges all share frustration with the skyrocketing cost of textbooks, but what can be done?
What: This webinar will explore open-access textbooks, an increasingly popular solution that can help reduce costs dramatically. Open textbooks are textbooks offered free online, affordable in print, and licensed to be more flexible for students and faculty. Although open texts aren't yet available for every course, they are rapidly gaining momentum in the marketplace. Join this presentation to hear more about open textbooks, where to find them, and how you can help get them into students' hands.
Join us to learn:
• What open textbooks are and how much they can save.
• Why textbook costs are out of control.
• How open textbooks are created and maintained.
• Where to find open textbooks for your course.
• One professor's perspective on using an open textbook.
• Nicole Allen, Director of the Student PIRGs' Make Textbooks Affordable campaign
• Jacky Hood, Project Director for College Open Textbooks
• Andrea Abergel, CALPIRG Textbook Campaign Coordinator & student at UC-Davis
• Dr. Vic Reiner, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota
• Eric Frank, President and Co-Founder of Flat World Knowledge
• Dr. Cable Green, Director of eLearning & Open Education
o Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
This session will be recorded and made available under a CC BY license.