Follow Franklin University Switzerland (Library) on its journey towards a Textbook Affordability Initiative!
When hearing “Textbook Affordability Initiative”, used to sound as huge project necessitating lots of staff and funds to allow faculty to create OER and set up an online platform to make these available. Attending the Open Education Conference 2022 demonstrated that smaller projects are possible and provided inspiration to get Franklin University Switzerland started with small but necessary and achievable first steps. I would like to share these with you!
In this session you will see what small institutions with few resources can do to reduce textbook costs for students and how to get started: identify your allies (and barriers), comb through purchasing lists, update policies, buy ebooks, communicate!