Presentation Title

Making Your Online Program More Accessible to Students: Breaking Barriers, Adopting Open Resources, and Lowering Textbook Pricing

Location

Buller Hall 149

Start Date

8-19-2021 10:30 AM

End Date

8-19-2021 12:00 PM

Description

The issue of textbook affordability and accessibility is central to the success of any online learning program. Open Textbooks, openly licensed and free to access at no cost, are affordable alternatives to expensive textbooks. Because they are digital and open, they are available worldwide without geographical restrictions. Students enrolled in distance education programs are free to access them at home/work. The flexibility of access to Open Textbooks increases the opportunity for greater enrolment in online learning programs.

Biography

Margaret Adeogun, Head of Patron Services, Professor of Library Science

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Aug 19th, 10:30 AM Aug 19th, 12:00 PM

Making Your Online Program More Accessible to Students: Breaking Barriers, Adopting Open Resources, and Lowering Textbook Pricing

Buller Hall 149

The issue of textbook affordability and accessibility is central to the success of any online learning program. Open Textbooks, openly licensed and free to access at no cost, are affordable alternatives to expensive textbooks. Because they are digital and open, they are available worldwide without geographical restrictions. Students enrolled in distance education programs are free to access them at home/work. The flexibility of access to Open Textbooks increases the opportunity for greater enrolment in online learning programs.