textbook affordability, OER adoption, library sourced course textbook alternatives, COUP Framework,


Penny Beile and Sandy Avila presented at the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 2019 Conference in Cleveland, OH on April 11, 2019. The original conference program title was, "Impact on an OER Adoption in an American History Course: An Exploration of Impact on Student Outcomes and Behaviors."

Contributed Paper by: Penny Beile, Aimee deNoyelles, John Raible, and Sandy Avila

Conference Presentation Abstract:

Escalating textbook costs are of increasing concern to faculty and administrators. Survey responses of 1,975 students found that 53% “frequently” or “occasionally” had not purchased a textbook due to cost. This environment served as the impetus for a History faculty member to transition to an OER, as well as a study examining the impact of that adoption on student academic outcomes and behaviors. Attend this session to hear about using the COUP Framework to assess impact of OER adoption. Practical tips on how to begin the discussion about textbook costs with faculty also will be offered.

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