NY State Initiative to Cut Costs of College Textbooks

13 Jun

The New York Governor’s Office announced $8 million in funding to help cut the costs of textbooks at SUNY and CUNY schools. Through the Governor’s Open Educational Resources Initiative, the high costs of books and other materials could soon be a thing of past. Students have access to everything from classic literature to course textbooks.

The funding will be provided through the Open Resources Initiative which allows students to download, share, and edit high-quality books and other materials. The two university systems recently launched a joint website, Open.NYS, to assist faculty, librarians and instructional designers in making the switch to cost-free books and materials.

These resources are helping more than just students. Professors at CCC are also seeing its benefits.

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