University of Saint Joseph hosts conversation on reducing student costs

University of Saint Joseph hosted a conversation on Open Educational Resources and their role in higher education, co-sponsored by the University’s Teaching and Learning Center and the Pope Pius XII Library. The event featured Kevin Corcoran, left, executive director of Digital Learning at the Connecticut Board of Regents who was accompanied by University of Hartford Reference Librarian Jillian Maynard, right. Corcoran shared how OER can help professors personalize their text selections for classes while benefitting students. As students spend an average of $600 on textbooks per semester, OER aims to reduce student costs and improve access to courses that are integral to future career success.