NECC Partners with OpenStax to Promote Free Textbooks
NECC was chosen to participate in a strategic partnership program with OpenStax, a publisher of openly licensed textbooks.
OpenStax is an initiative based at Rice University and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Hewlett Foundation. OpenStax publishes over 20 textbooks primarily geared toward general education courses in disciplines including chemistry, biology, calculus, U.S. history, sociology, physics, psychology, and economics to name a few. All books are authored and reviewed by faculty members at colleges and universities across the country. Books are available digitally at no cost and in print for approximately $30-60. If you’d like to view these amazing resources, visit OpenStax or stop by the Bentley Library to view a hard copy.
Digital Accessibility is a long-term goal requiring interdepartmental collaboration throughout the college. Our mission is to transform all NECC media, websites, software purchases, online and web-enhanced courses, and course materials so that they are accessible.
“Tech Talk” is an exploration of current and emerging technologies in a low-stress, positive environment – a “sandbox” approach to learning about new technologies. Join your colleagues at the following events: Register Now!
Tuesday, September 20 @ Noon, L154 (The Dark Side Of Social Media)
Tuesday, October 18 @ Noon, SC203 (Google Search and the Filter Bubble)
Tuesday, November 15 @ Noon, L154 (Creating Engaging and Interactive Content with SoftChalk)
Massachusetts Community Colleges “Go Open” initiative is seeking grant proposals from Massachusetts Community College faculty who want to replace their current publisher materials with open educational resources (OER). By supporting open education, faculty can significantly lower the costs of textbooks for students and ensure all students have equal access to course materials on day one! Round 1 applications are due on October 1st.