Open educational resources helping college students avoid hefty textbook costs

ALTERNATIVE RESOURCES: Dragan Gill, left, reference librarian and assistant professor at Rhode Island College, and Lindsey Gumb, Roger Williams University librarian. Open educational resources have been implemented at college and university libraries across Rhode Island. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
ALTERNATIVE RESOURCES: Dragan Gill, left, reference librarian and assistant professor at Rhode Island College, and Lindsey Gumb, Roger Williams University librarian. Open educational resources have been implemented at college and university libraries across Rhode Island. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
The price of tuition often trumps that of textbooks – both in size and priority – when it comes to budgeting for college. However, according to a national study compiled by Boston-based Student Public Interest Research Groups, between 2006 and 2016 textbook prices rose 73 percent. In fact, the College Board, a national nonprofit academic…
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