The U.S. Department of Education announced today the hiring of the first ever open education adviser to lead a national effort to expand schools’ access to high-quality, openly-licensed learning resources.
Today, U.S. PIRG, along with a broad coalition of 91 education organizations, institutions of higher education, technology companies, and foundations called on the White House to ensure federally funded educational materials are made freely available to the public as the administration develops an Open Government Partnership plan this fall.
A report released today by the Student PIRGs shows that an alternative textbook model called open textbooks could save undergraduate students more than a billion dollar a year.
PIRG In The News
Tom Klotz, president of this university's MaryPIRG chapter, and Sara Carter, the chapter's campaign coordinator, visit the White House to present the chapter's campaigns on Feb. 22
McGraw-Hill launched transparent attempt to put down and undermine the used textbook market, and we can't let it go unanswered.
Use of open textbooks, one form of OER, is gaining traction across different types of colleges and universities, and the catalog of OER textbooks continues to expand.
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