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DISCOVER OPEN ACCESS RESOURCES IN ENGINEERING

What are Open Textbooks?According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the cost of college textbooks rose 88% between 2006 and 2016. The high cost of required textbooks leads many students to forgo purchasing textbooks altogether, take fewer courses, or even drop or fail a course.Open textbooks are a solution to some of these academic and financial concerns students face today.As defined by the Open Textbook Library, “Open textbooks are textbooks…See More
Oct 23

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Yes--definitely!
First name
Jay
Last name
Bhatt
Organization/institution name
Drexel University
Type of institution
Academic Institution
What's your position?
Librarian
What's the level of OA awareness where you are?
High
What are your goals for OA Week?
Learn, Exchange ideas, and explore the process of implementing of OER.
How did you hear of the OA Week site?
Through an event scheduled at Drexel organized by the libraries.

Jay Bhatt's Blog

DISCOVER OPEN ACCESS RESOURCES IN ENGINEERING

What are Open Textbooks?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the cost of college textbooks rose 88% between 2006 and 2016. The high cost of required textbooks leads many students to forgo purchasing textbooks altogether, take fewer courses, or even drop or fail a course.

Open textbooks are a solution to some of these academic and financial concerns students face today.

As defined by the …

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Posted on October 23, 2019 at 3:42pm

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