MCC faculty help students save on textbook costs - Chronicle Media
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"McHenry County College (MCC) students could see an estimated $400,000 total savings in textbook costs per academic year as a result of expert knowledge, research, and creativity by MCC faculty, who established a program to improve the quality of course content while reducing textbook costs.
A group of 23 faculty members, both full-time and adjunct, recently came together for what they dubbed a one-week Textbook Cost Reduction Camp. They delved into 13 courses with the goal of revitalizing course content to include current skills, materials, and trends. Some instructors were able to find more economical textbook options while others located open educational resources (OERs), new materials and internet resources, including multimedia for select courses."