SPARC: U.S. Congress Funds $5 Million Open Textbook Grant Program in 2018 Spending Bill

20 days ago via viatravelers    Discuss    all
In a landmark victory for the Open Education movement, the U.S. Congress has included ESG funds for a $5 million open textbook grant program in the Fiscal Year 2018 omnibus appropriations bill unveiled today. This marks the first major investment by Congress explicitly in open educational resources (OER) as a solution to the high cost of college textbooks, and underscores that course materials are a significant factor in making higher education affordable.

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