Reading 1 – Article from Inside Higher Ed, November 4, 2014. Open But Undiscovered
Reading 2 – Student PIRG report on textbook affordability and OER as a solution.
College textbook prices have skyrocketed in recent years, threatening the affordability and accessibility of higher education in America. The average student spends $900 on textbooks annually, which can be the tipping point between affording a degree and dropping out because of cost. As prices continue to rise, the need for solutions is increasingly urgent. Read this report published by student PIRGs (Public Interest Research Groups) on the rising cost of college textbooks, and how open educational resources provide a promising solution to the high cost of textbooks.
Reading 3 – Student PIRG Report – “Fixing The Broken Textbook Market”
Reading 4 – JIME article describing perceptions of OER by college teachers and students.