Textbook affordability is becoming a bigger and bigger problem for students. Access to textbooks is essential for students to be able to meet their learning needs and have equal opportunity to excel as their peers. Open Textbooks are one response to this issue, but while most library outreach is focused on faculty members, students are an underutilized voice in the open education conversation. This presentation aims to educate students on what open textbooks are, what their limitations are, and how all students can participate in advocating for more affordable course materials.
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Appedu, Sarah. "Textbook Affordability is a Social Justice Issue: How Open Textbooks are Paving the Way to Equality in Higher Education." Presented for WGS 120: Intro to Women and Gender Studies Lecture Series, Gettysburg College, PA, March 2019.