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Free and Open Textbooks: Welcome!

Information for students about the Open Textbooks movement

Want to Help?


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If you want to help promote open textbooks at NMC, contact Tina Ulrich or Joelle Hannert at the Osterlin Library!

OER Fact Sheet for NMC Students

More information for Faculty

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If you are a faculty member thinking about OER, visit our faculty OER libguide!

How Do Expensive Textbooks Affect Learning?

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In 2016, Florida's State Distance Learning Commission surveyed 20,000 college and university students to find out how textbook costs were affecting their learning.  Here's what they found:

In your academic career, has the cost of required textbooks caused you to: 
66.6%: Not purchase the required textbook
47.6%: Take fewer courses
45.5%: Not register for a specific course
37.6%: Earn a poor grade
26.1%: Drop a course
19.8%: Fail a course
 

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Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) Library Research Guide on Open Educational Resources (OER) by Tina Ulrich and Joelle Hannert is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.