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COOL4Ed’s mission is to support the success of CCC and CSU campuses implementing their textbook affordability programs and reducing the cost of course materials for students.  

The following resources have been collected to provide the AB 798 Campus Coordinators and instructional designers relevant OER/AB 798 materials which can be applied to planning and deploying activities on their campuses.  

Campus coordinators might consider partnering and sharing resources with a campus near you.

An AB 798/TACC Resources (Google) folder is available and includes:

  • Campus Plans
  • Campus Resolutions
  • Speaker and Workshop Ideas
  • Webinars

How Do Institutions Scale OER and Digital Resource Initiatives?


The California OER Council organized a variety of resources about Open Educational Resources that you might find useful in planning and implementing your campus’ textbook affordability program.

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