Is the future OPEN?
I’m in Orlando, Florida (the weather is glorious, unlike the UK) for the eLearning 2014 conference which starts tomorrow. Today I’ve taken part in a pre-conference workshop on OER in Valencia College with Jean Runyon of Anne Arundel Community College and James Glapa-Grossklag of College of the Canyons. Here are my notes from the session which may be of wider interest…
The cost of textbooks is a major concern in community colleges in the USA. The recent report from Student PIRGS entitled ‘Fixing the Broken Textbook Market’ found that:
- 65% of students said that they had decided against buying a textbook because it was too expensive
- 94% of students who had foregone purchasing a textbook were concerned that doing so would hurt their grade in a course
- 82% of students felt they would do significantly better in a course…
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