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Open source textbook report: August 9th, 2016
University of Connecticut [corporate]

PublishedAugust 2016
PeriodicalPages 1-9
PublisherConnecticut State Colleges & Universities, University of Connecticut
EditorsCorcoran, Kevin and Bedard, Martha
CountryUnited States, North America

This report covers the state of Open Textbooks and Open Educational Resources from a
national and state perspective, and describes the actions taken to date to raise the awareness
of the appointed legislative task force, the faculty and key staff at institutions of higher education in Connecticut, and steps taken to analyze potential cost savings and identify barriers to adoption.

Keywords higher learning · OER adoption · OER barriers · open textbooks · textbook costs

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