Up to $1M savings from free textbooks | Education Dive
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"Ohio University expects to save its students $1 million in textbook fees this academic year by contracting with a company offering a cloud-based solution for free classroom materials. The savings is more than double the amount that the university expected as a result of a campaign to increase the use of open educational resource (OER), according to EdScoop. Officials at the institution said they did not intend to eliminate printed textbooks in the three-year initiative, but wanted to promote use of OER where possible. Ohio University's contract with ed-tech provider Top Hat was accompanied by training of the institution's employees to use the materials and incentives for faculty if they adopted OER...."