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Michelson 20MM Works to Bridge the Divide

Michelson 20MM Works to Bridge the Divide

Photo credit: Spectrum News 1 When the COVID-19 public health crisis sent college and university communities home and online for the remainder of their semesters, the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) knew that completing the academic year would involve...

A Conversation with Dr. Barbara Illowsky on College Affordability and Developing the First Open Textbook

A Conversation with Dr. Barbara Illowsky on College Affordability and Developing the First Open Textbook

Dr. Barbara Illowsky is a retired mathematics and statistics professor at De Anza College and former Chief Academic Affairs Officer for the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative. She is also co-author of Collaborative Statistics (later renamed Introductory Statistics), the first free and open textbook published by OpenStax College, as well as Introductory Business Statistics. A pioneer in the open educational resources movement, Dr. Illowsky continues to advocate for greater open educational resources (OER) adoption in order to make the cost of attending college more affordable. Since 2018 Dr. Illowsky has served as the Michelson 20MM Foundation’s OER Fellow.