April 25, 2011

The Cost Of College

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I still remember going to the bookstore before I started my Freshman year of college and how shocked I was when I looked at the prices on the books I needed.  I was absolutely floored!  Tuition costs plus the cost of books put a serious dent in my wallet.  Did you know that almost half of college students are in community colleges and up to 80% are in public institutions?  In 2010-2011, students spent about $1137 on textbooks and supplies?  With textbook costs rivaling the tuition cost, I can understand why some of my friends have been forced to drop out.  Flat World Knowledge is trying to change this and make getting an education more affordable.  By offering different formats of each textbook, it can drastically change the cost financially and emotionally.  I know I was worried about how I was going to be able to afford all of the supplies I needed and it caused a lot of stress for me.  If you are a student, teacher or parent, you can join the Textbook Rebellion and sign a petition to help with their cause.  Flat World has already changed the face of education for over 115,000 students and you could be next.  By reducing cost and using open license improves learning materials in two ways.  It allows faculty to change the textbook from a book to a platform and it allows students to learn in a way that suits their learning style.
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1 comment:

Man of la Book said...

College costs are seriously approaching the "not worth it" hill. What's the point of getting a good education if you're going to be in debt and a financial slave for 30 years?