Legislative committee hears case for free textbooks
"Chemeketa Community College president Julie Huckestein said some students often face the decision between buying textbooks for their classes or buying food. It's a problem that's all too common among college and university students in Oregon and across the country. But Cable Green, Director of Global Learning, is among the people at Creative Commons and other companies both nonprofit and for-profit offering a potential solution: Open Educational Resources. Green, Huckestein and other representatives from Oregon's community colleges spoke before the House Committee on Higher Education, Innovation and Workforce Development at the Capitol Wednesday morning ..."