Open, affordable textbook efforts save students $4.8 million in potential costs

Penn State University

Funded primarily by Provost Nick Jones with support from Penn State World Campus, University Libraries, Teaching and Learning with Technology, and Barnes & Noble, the initial investment of approximately $245,000 has saved students $4.8 million in potential expenses on textbooks and other course materials. The success from these initiatives has enabled an ambitious three-year plan to be extended to invest an additional $600,000.

https://news.psu.edu/story/607328/2020/02/07/academics/open-affordable-textbook-efforts-save-students-48-million

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