Free / Reduced Cost Texts Open texts Free of cost Allow you to modify the material Some allow you to print and sell http://oerconsortium.org/discipline- specific/ http://oerconsortium.org/discipline- specific/ http://www.collegeopentextbooks.org/ Flat World Knowledge
Free / Reduced Cost Texts Custom printing Publishers reduce cost because it kills the national used book market Some offering mixing of materials from different books Anyone had experiences?
Textbook Loan Scholarship Students apply in first 3 days of quarter, awarded by end of 1 week Books handled by library Book is loaned for 1 quarter, can be renewed, then is returned Some funding from college mini grants, outside donations Publishers have donated books Other programs may have their own loaning programs
Textbook Rental Dozens of online sites, for example: http://www.chegg.com/ http://www.collegebookrenter.com Some colleges are running on-campus programs Needs lots of seed money and support from bookstore, but should be self- sustaining after that.
Calculator Rentals Handled by library Charge $15/quarter Self-sustaining Free online calculators / computer algebra systems
Free Online Homework College-supported systems (Angel, etc.) WAMAP.org Algorithmic questions like Webassign / MyMathLab Full course management system No videos, tutorials, or links to textbook
Improved Placement Challenge Tests Challenge COMPASS placement One test per level, administered in WAMAP HS Transcript-based Placement Place based on HS transcript, if within one year of graduation (example)example