Ohio’s Digital Textbook Project – Webinar on Monday

The University System of Ohio has been a national leader in supporting innovations that help eliminate textbook costs as a financial barrier to college.  Solving the textbook affordability crisis for Ohio college students is more pressing than ever, as large numbers of students turn to public institutions for high-quality, affordable education.

Please join Darlene McCoy, Associate Vice Chancellor, Division of Affordability and Efficiency, University System of Ohio; Dr. Steve Acker, Research Director, eTextOhio Project; Dr. Shu Z. Schiller, Assistant Professor of Information Systems at Wright State University; and Eric Frank, President and Co-Founder, Flat World Knowledge, for a one-hour webcast to examine:

* Why textbooks costs have sky-rocketed
* How textbook costs impact students, faculty and institutions.
* Current initiatives by the University System of Ohio to address textbook affordability
* What defines open educational resources and open textbooks, and how they can reduce costs by 80 percent, while increasing quality and accessibility

Date: Monday, October 25th, 2010
Time: 3:00 pm ET
Duration: 40 minutes followed by a live Q&A session