Wed, Mar 11: Zero-Textbook-Cost Degree Program

Please join the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) for this free, open webinar:

Date: Wednesday, March 11
Time: 10 am PST; 1:00 pm EST

With increasing costs of textbooks and instructional materials, colleges have been promoting adoption of open educational resources to make sure all students have equal access to their required textbooks.  However, at many colleges, only a few departments have adopted OER so most students still have expensive textbooks to buy for other courses.  With the Zero-Textbook-Cost Degree program, students can be assured that all courses in their degree program will use OER-based materials that do not have additional costs associated with them. Recent data suggests that reducing textbook costs through an OER-degree approach improves student completion rates, decreases withdrawal rates, and positively impacts student persistence and success.

A Zero-Textbook-Cost Degree initiative will be featured in this webinar along with programs at two colleges which are already implementing whole degree programs that feature courses using exclusively OER-based materials.

Featured speakers:

  • TJ Bliss, Education Program Officer at the Hewlett Foundation
  • Daniel DeMartre, Vice-president of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer, Tidewater College, VA
  • Kimberly Burkle, faculty at Northern Virginia Community College.

Participant Login Information:

No pre-registration is necessary.  Please use the link below on the day of the webinar to login and listen.
Web login:

Dial-in if needed:  1-913-312-3202 (passcode:441194)

Posted by: Una Daly, Director of Curriculum Design & College Outreach, OEC Consortium, email:


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