OpenStax partner schools expected to save students $17.4M on textbooks
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"Eleven U.S. colleges and universities that partnered with Rice University-based nonprofit publisher OpenStax last summer to encourage the use of freely available learning materials expect to save their students nearly $17.4 million on textbook and materials costs in the coming academic year. Most of the projected savings — $10.7 million — are a result of initiatives implemented during OpenStax’s institutional partnership program. OpenStax produces high-quality, peer-reviewed textbooks that are free online and low-cost in print. Since its inception in 2012, OpenStax has become the largest publisher of open educational resources (OER), with 29 textbooks used in 48 percent of colleges and universities in the U.S. In 2015, OpenStax revised its institutional partnership program to help campuses develop strategies to increase OER use on their campuses, make their existing initiatives more effective and work together to learn from and support each other. Eleven schools were chosen from 42 applicants for the 2017 cohort: California State University, Fullerton; College of Lake County (Illinois); DeAnza College (California); Florida International University; Grossmont College (California); Houston Community College System; Saddleback College (California); Sinclair Community College (Ohio); State University of New York System; University of Hartford (Connecticut); and University of Kansas...."