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California may be following the lead of Washington State’s Open Course Library:

 

“[California] State Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg is proposing a bill today that will allocate $25 million of state coffers to create 50 free online college book titles that teachers can use, remix, add to, or edit as they see fit. The bill establishes the online California Digital Open Source Library, which will house the 50 most commonly used books for required lower-division courses.”

 

http://mindshift.kqed.org/2011/12/california-bill-pushes-for-free-online-college-books/

 

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James Glapa-Grossklag

Dean, Educational Technology, Learning Resources, and Distance Learning

College of the Canyons

President, Community College Consortium for Open Educational Reources advisory board

Santa Clarita, CA 91355

T: 661.362.3632

E: james.glapa-grossklag@canyons.edu

 

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