Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo on Tuesday announced a goal of saving the state's college students $5 million a year by replacing commercial textbooks with open educational resources. Brown University, Bryant University, the Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, Roger Williams University, the New England Institute of Technology and the University of Rhode Island are among the institutions that have signed up for the Rhode Island Open Textbook Initiative, which will train faculty members, librarians and students on how to use open educational resources. The Open Textbook Network, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition and the Right to Research Coalition are supporting the initiative.
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