New Textbook Liberation Fund Will Help Faculty Ditch High-Priced Textbooks

By Rhea Kelly, Campus Technology

A new Textbook Liberation Fund offers grants for “faculty members or departments who want to transition their courses away from high-priced textbooks.” The $500,000 fund was launched today by Skyepack, the digital publishing platform for open educational resources (OER), with the goal of saving college students $1 billion. “We believe students deserve cost-effective and simple alternatives to the textbook ecosystem most of us are familiar with,” said Skyepack Chief Executive Officer Brady Kalb in a press release. “Getting your books or course required reading shouldn’t necessitate a student loan.”

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