IN SEARCH OF AFFORDABLE TEXTBOOKS: HOW “OPEN ACCESS” CAN
Wednesday, May 12th, 10:00 AM (Pacific) / 1:00 PM (Eastern)
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?
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
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
• Jacky Hood, Project Director for College Open Textbooks
• Andrea Abergel, CALPIRG Textbook Campaign Coordinator & student at
• Dr. Vic Reiner, Professor of Mathematics at the University of
• Eric Frank, President and Co-Founder of Flat World Knowledge
• Dr. Cable Green, Director of eLearning & Open Education
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
This session will be recorded and made available under a CC BY