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)
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.