eLearning Caucus organizes discussion on textbook-free degree program, lowering costs with open educational resources
Washington, D.C. -- A Virginia community college is piloting a textbook-free degree program comprised entirely of open educational resources (OER) -- from textbooks to the program itself, the components of which will be released for use by other institutions.
Tidewater Community College is still in its first year of
Jake New studied journalism at Indiana University, where he was editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, the Indiana Daily Student. At the IDS, Jake covered the IU administration, minority student issues, and state education policy.
After a brief stint at the Bloomington Herald-Times covering IU, crime, and local politics, Jake interned at the Chronicle of Higher Education in Washington D.C, writing about online learning, open-access policies, academic publishing, and ed-tech startups.
Jake joined eCampus News as an assistant editor in May 2013, where he continues to cover technology and higher education. His days often begin with a cup of coffee and the sinking feeling that another MOOC story is just around the corner.