Textbook alternative offers benefits to students, faculty and schools, supporters say
A new $500,000 fund will provide grants to faculty members or departments who want to transition their courses away from high-priced textbooks.
The Textbook Liberation Fund is intended to help save college students $1 billion. It was launched by Skyepack LLC, an organization focused on the design and production of digital course materials as an alternative to the traditional textbooks ecosystem.
To apply for a grant through the Textbook Liberation Fund, faculty or department chairs must complete a proposal and submit it...