One of the biggest problems in higher education is the cost of textbooks and that is why we switched to BNC OER+. We had been using the same textbooks in our undergraduate business courses for 20 years. New editions were being published every couple of years and the prices were increasing to the point where students were spending over $200 for a print book.
We are in rural Southeastern Ohio, part of Appalachia so our students struggle financially. Our students have noticed the difference in cost- it is a lot more affordable and they are appreciative.
The reading material is similar to the content in our other textbooks- that was an important factor in our decision. It was laid out the way that we had already been teaching the class for several years, the way I like to approach it, the way I like to deliver it to the students. It was an easy transition.”