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Zero Cost Textbooks

What is OER?

"Open educational resources (OER) are freely accessible, openly licensed documents and media that may be useful for teaching, learning, assessing, and research. OER are used in various learning settings including online, face-to-face, and blended, as well as structured learning environments such as college courses and self-paced, student-driven learning."

Source: Educause 2020 Strategic Technologies Glossary

Zero Cost Textbook Initiative and Open Educational Resources

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Zero Textbook Cost-Definition

"Instructional textbooks for the zero textbook cost degree program pathway must be zero-cost. Discretionary student printing of instructional materials shall not be considered a cost as part of this program (e.g. The student chooses to print the open education resource material on their personal printer). There are some fees allowed for materials in certain classes like a materials kit used in a cosmetology course."

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