Title

Seeking Alternatives to High-cost Textbooks: A Case Study of the UMass Amherst Open Education Initiative

Document Type

Presentation

Date of Original Version

12-7-2016

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Abstract

Since spring 2011, UMass has provided grants to faculty for using existing free or low-cost information resources in their courses. The program has generated over $1.3 million in student savings. Ms. Billings is an alumna of URI's Graduate School of Library and Information Studies. She heads the UMass Office of Scholarly Communication and is a recognized leader in the scholarly communication field.