California colleges set 100% OER goals as textbook publishers go digital

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"Some California higher education institutions plan to shift away from textbooks toward open educational resources in the coming years, institution leaders from the Los Angeles area said during an online event Monday.

Compton Community College District CEO Keith Curry said leaders plan to inch up to 85% to 100% of its courses using OER by 2035. Santa Clarita’s College of the Canyons, meanwhile, is aiming for a third of its courses to eliminate textbooks over the next two years, said James Glapa-Grossklag, one of the college’s deans.

The state passed its budget in July with $115 million for developing OER — freely licensed learning materials designed to increase access to education — and providing zero-textbook-cost degrees...."


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Date tagged:

08/11/2021, 09:27

Date published:

08/11/2021, 05:27