Open Education Week is a national week of action celebrated by educators, advocates, students, and institutions to draw attention to OER and textbook affordability. From Zero Textbook Cost Degree programs at the California Community Colleges to the Affordable Learning Solutions projects in the California State University system, California has been a national leader by creating and implementing open and zero-cost course materials.
Despite these strides, considerable work must be done to ensure every student can access the materials needed to succeed. Over the last decade, the course materials landscape has changed rapidly —from increased use of digital course materials to new billing structures—and students, systems, educators, and policymakers need all the facts to keep pace with the times.
On March 10, 2022, during Open Education Week, join the Michelson 20MM Foundation to learn more about the current state of textbook affordability at the University of California, California Community Colleges, and California State University systems and pose questions to those on the ground.