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Ditch the Textbook and Save Students Money – OERs in Community Colleges

Fri, Oct 27, 2017Peoria Campus, Student Center

Please join Jessica Bastian and Cate Kaufman for the sixth annual ForwardFocus Conference at Illinois Central College Friday, October 27th. This year’s conference is dedicated to Open Educational Resources (OER) in community colleges.

As institutions struggle to cut costs and eliminate barriers to student achievement, librarians, faculty, and staff are called to work together to find innovative solutions. OER initiatives offer a promising path to overcoming budget constraints and textbook affordability issues for students.

We hope you will join us as we learn about ongoing OER initiatives at community colleges. The day will be spent discussing challenges, exploring faculty-librarian partnerships, and sharing strategies for implementing OER initiatives.   For more information and to register by October 6th, please visit

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