SMC Partners with OpenStax to Increase Use of Free Textbooks on Campus
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"SMC was chosen after a rigorous application process that included demonstrating willingness to drive adoption of open educational resources (OER): a total of 31 institutions applied. The selected colleges and universities will receive individualized consulting from OpenStax—an initiative of Rice University and supported by philanthropic foundations including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Michelson 20MM Foundation, Google Inc., among others—and join a cohort of schools advocating widespread use of OER at their schools. The 2016-2017 cohort of partner schools saw a 150 percent increase in student use of OER in the 2017-2018 academic year, saving an additional 50,000 students $4.9 million."