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Zero Cost Course Reading List

Beattie. E. (2017, November 2). “KPU unveils sweet suite of courses with no-cost textbooks.” BCcampus. Retrieved from

Bliss, T.J. (2015, 6 January). Z as in zero: Increasing college access and success through zero-textbook-cost degrees. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Retrieved from

DeMarte, D., and L. Williams. (2015). The “Z-degree”: Removing textbook costs as a barrier to student success through an OER-based curriculum. Retrieved from

Lakeland PBS. (2017, Oct 19). New Zero Textbook Cost Degree Offered At CLC. Youtube. Retrieved from Licenced under a Creative Commons CC BY licence

Mays, E. (2018, 15 February). Supercharged OER at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Pressbooks News. Retrieved from 

Mesa Community College. (n.d.). Z Degree. Retrieved from 

Tetzlaff, R. (). Z-Degrees: Can they Make College Affordable? College Factual. Retrieved from

Virginia Community Colleges. (2015, 11 May). Virginia’s Community Colleges Receive Grant to Cut Textbook Costs. News. Retrieved from

Wiley, D., Williams, L., DeMarte, D., & Hilton, J. (2016). The tidewater Z-degree and the INTRO model for sustaining OER adoption. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 24, 41. Retrieved from


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