Educational Technology

August 30, 2016

Community college offers no textbook classes

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am


Going to college just got a little bit less expensive for students at Wytheville Community College (WCC). WCC now offers students significant savings by providing classes this fall that do not require them to buy books or supplemental course materials. This cost-saving measure is possible through WCC’s use of open educational resources in several selected courses. Nearly 20 courses with almost 30 sections will not require a textbook or will use materials that cost less than $40. These classes will be offered both online and on campus at WCC’s main campus, WCC at the Crossroads Institute in Galax, and WCC at the Summit Center in Marion. Last year, WCC’s administration committed to offering a “zero” textbook cost degree, the Associates of Arts and Sciences in Science with a Specialization in Mathematics.

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