First Zero Textbook Cost Degree Pathway Launches!

The Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) team is excited to announce that the Fall 2018 Respiratory Care A.S. cohort is enrolled in Skyline College’s first degree pathway to be a zero-textbook cost program!

Beginning Fall 2018, incoming Respiratory Care A.S. students will receive electronic delivery of course materials. This will save each student at least $1,200.00 in textbook costs over the course of their two-year program!

ZTC course materials include Open Educational Resources (OER), Skyline College Library electronic resources, teacher-created Creative Commons licensed course materials, and more. These may be full textbooks, media, journal articles, power point presentations and other relevant course materials.

Support and implementation of the ZTC degree pathway is possible because of campus-wide collaboration. As subject matter experts, faculty are indispensable in identifying and remixing ZTC course materials that support equitable access and academic success of Skyline College students. The Skyline College Bookstore is a strong supporter of textbook affordability solutions and provides students with low-cost print services of many OER course materials. The Skyline College Library is a source of print copies of OER textbook course reserves, as well as electronic books, journal subscriptions and media for faculty and student use. The ZTC Team promotes adoption of zero textbook cost course materials and provides ongoing faculty support for individual course conversion.

Visit SkylineCollege.edu/ZTC to learn about zero textbook cost resources!

Article by the ZTC Team

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