Last month, we introduced eText Builder, MBS Direct’s new tool for compiling custom course materials. By choosing to create and adopt custom course packs, your faculty can help students save money and provide a resource that has the potential to precisely reflect the curriculum.
Open Educational Resources (OERs) continue to have a positive impact on your students’ education and your school’s budget.
No matter what industry you’re in, people are always going to be looking for the next big thing. Early adopters will readily move forward, while others will take a more cautious approach. When one of those things pops up in education, multiple stakeholders must be included in any decision to use the new thing. First and foremost, is this new thing going to be beneficial to your students? What is the effort, for both faculty and administration, required to implement the new thing?
OpenStax College is revolutionizing the way students all over the world are learning with the release of textbooks that are both peer-reviewed and in full-color, providing excellent quality at a low cost. Since 2012, more than 1,000 high schools, colleges and universities have chosen to adopt the available titles. Because these texts are the result of a cooperative, peer-reviewed process that encourages active feedback from the educational community, discussion is welcomed and updating is a constant process.