January 20, 2022

Video Report: “‘Open’ Textbooks Could Mean More Money for College Students”

The following KARE-TV post includes a 2.5 minute video report.

From the Text:

If only college textbooks could be free.

“We’ve been trying to get faculty to understand that open textbooks exist, and they’re out there and they can be freely distributed and they’re quality textbooks just like the text books they already use,” explained Dr. Dave Ernst, U of M College of Education and Human Development.

Part of Ernst’s work at the U of M[innesota] to help faculty find books that are free and what’s termed, “open” as in open license that contains a relatively open copyright.

Ernst helped create a website that serves as a sort of go to for professors and students.

Direct to Full Report, View Video

See Also: infoDOCKET Shared an Item About the Directory of Open Textbooks During May 2012

Direct to Open Textbook Catalog (via U. of Minnesota)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.