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From a 2014 American Association of Community Colleges presentation with Dr. Jack Lewis, President of New River Community College, Dr. Van Wilson, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Services for the VCCS, and Dr. Dan DeMarte, Vice President of Academic Affairs of Tidewater Community College.
Faculty have a wealth of new digital resources available to them that, when integrated effectively,can offer students an enhanced educational experience. Colliding with the promise of these transformative technologies is the decades-old problem of textbook affordability.
Four innovative projects highlight Virginia’s community colleges’ efforts to address textbook affordability: a multi-college committee investigating strategies for reducing textbook costs; the first OER degree in the nation; a college-developed site for sharing OER; and an incentive grant to encourage faculty of high enrollment courses to adopt and integrate OER.