Gerry Hanley, Executive Director of SkillsCommons and MERLOT, explains how the cost of course materials can often exceed the cost of tuition for those courses. SkillsCommons Affordable Learning Solutions websites can help faculty and students find free e-textbooks and online course materials that can be adopted and revised to enable institutions to make education more affordable for their students.
Are you using free eTextbooks in your teaching or your learning? Have you created free eTextbooks? We invite you to catalog these resources in MERLOT. Your colleagues and students around the world will thank you!
First: Become a member of MERLOT (It will take about 2 minutes and it’s FREE).
Second: Fill out the online form to Contribute a Material. (It will take about 4 minutes the first time and step-by-step instructions for contributing materials (PDF) to MERLOT are available).