Tag: open educational resources

Open source textbooks an option but remain unused

Valerie Osier | News Editor Oct. 16, 2014 Despite more open education resources being created, professors at the community college level are slow to switch to open source textbooks, which would reduce the cost of textbooks, a substantial expense for students. “The fundamental problem is that most faculty are creatures of habit, and so they’ve been

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Editorial: Free textbooks available for students

Free textbooks available for students but teachers still require students to pay hundreds for them Oct. 16. 2014 Students are continually burdened by outrageous costs for textbooks and course materials, even though high-quality low-cost alternatives exist. “Riverside City College provides a high-quality affordable education … ,” reads the first few words of the RCC mission statement. If

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