Washington State reached a milestone today in its ambitious project to eliminate expensive textbooks by putting together affordable resources for its most popular community-college classes and sharing those materials online. State officials unveiled the “Open Course Library,” which brings together resources for 42 courses. The materials include syllabi, readings, activities, assessments, and textbooks. Anyone can access the courses online. The idea is that in the courses that are part of the project, students would pay no more than $30 for the course content.
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