Thursday, November 9, 2023

Texas A&M Provost Office Announces Initial Savings For Students Using Free Or Reduced Cost Textbooks And Related Materials - Bill Oliver, WTAW

The Texas A&M provost office has announced initial results of developing and accessing materials which reduces student costs of buying textbooks. The expansion of what is known as open educational resources…or O-E-R…was part of provost Alan Sams report during the October faculty senate meeting. Dr. Sams says students have saved more than $1 million dollars in textbook costs since this spring. That is after grants totaling $500,000 dollars were given to support O-E-R’s and underwrite the costs of developing free books, notes, and other materials.