What IDT would like to do is give you some important things to consider as you make your decision about whether to stick with a text you have been using or switch to a new one. We are big fans of Open Educational Resources (OERs), for one thing, but whether you’re considering an open resource or a traditional publisher textbook, it will be come more and more important to ensure that the text you choose is available in an accessible format for students with disabilities.
Did you know many general education courses, as well as higher level ones, have free text books available? Dr. Mark Schneegurt discusses his latest text.
Dr. John Perry stops by the Unknown Issues podcast to discuss the economics of textbooks and the more cost effective alternatives available to teachers and students.