Sunday, January 29, 2017

University of Arkansas faculty nudged to put texts on Web - Jamie Adame, Arkansas Online

No student will be asked to purchase a textbook in Scout Johnson's U.S. history class this spring semester at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Johnson will instead assign a textbook that's available for free online. "It helps our students tremendously by cutting that textbook bill," said Johnson, a UA doctoral student and speaker for the university's Associated Student Government graduate student congress. The group and UA's Associated Student Government senate, made up of undergraduates, approved a joint resolution last fall supporting the adoption of what are known as open educational resources. Open materials may be freely copied and distributed.

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