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Fulfilling the Promise of Open Access Textbooks, a 2009-2011 FIPSE special grant project of the Florida Distance Learning Consortium, State of Florida


College Open Textbooks: funded by a grant from the Hewlett Foundation.


David Nelson
Florida Distance Learning Consortium 
850 922-3359 
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Open Textbooks:
The College Student Speaks Out

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT / 11:00 AM - Noon PDT

Nicole Allen

Textbook Advocate for the Student PIRGs and Director of the Make Textbooks Affordable campaign

In the national debate surrounding textbook affordability and adoption, the student voice often goes unheard.  Join Nicole Allen, the national Textbook Advocate for the Student Public Interest Research Groups (Student PIRGs), and college students from around the nation as they discuss their initiatives to make textbooks affordable through the use of high-quality open textbooks and other cost-saving solutions.  Learn what motivates students to become and stay involved, and how they impact teaching and learning along the way.  Don’t miss this lively discussion!


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  • A headset with microphone that enables you to listen and talk. Please turn off your speakers to avoid feedback and echo.
  • Another option is to listen on your computer's speakers or headphones and type questions and comments in the chat window. 

Please contact David Nelson at or (850) 921-2796 if you have any questions regarding the webinar, registration, or have an idea for a webinar topic or speaker.  Thank you for your continued interest in open textbooks!