The Open Education Initiative at UMass Amherst: Taking a Bite Out of High-Cost Textbooks

This presentation highlights the successful Open Education Initiative begun at UMass Amherst in the spring of 2011. This initiative is co-funded by the Provost's Office and the University Libraries and is leveraged by a strong partnership among the University Libraries, Center for Teaching and Faculty Development, and OIT's Academic Computing, key elements of its success.