Open Educational Resources in Math – including a report of success using an open textbook for introductory statistics

Tacoma Community College
Talk Abstract
Tacoma Community College recently adopted Kathryn Kozak's "Statistics Using Technology" for its introduction to statics course. In addition to saving the students significant expense (under \$20 vs over \$190), we're finding it empowers a return to an ancient now nearly lost note-taking strategy: taking notes in the margin of the book. Of course that only works for the students who buy a paper copy, others download a free e-book on their laptop, tablet, or even on their smart phones.

Yes, the open-source texts often don't have the seductive inducements provided by the textbook publishers, but open source alternatives like WAMAP online assessment and instructor-shared slide sets can bridge the gap quite nicely.
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