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.
Through developing and growing open and extensive communication channels, sharing expertise and experiences with textbook affordability programs, and supporting the leadership of campus coordinators, the collaborative community of the CCC and CSU will be able to achieve is textbook affordability goals successfully, efficiently, and in a timely manner.
The COOL4Ed team will conduct monthly webinars on topics that are important to the TACC Community. We will be using Zoom, online conferencing software, and we'll frequently be asking members of the TACC community to share their plans and experiences. We'll also bring in guest experts and simply give you time to address the issues that are bothering you.
December 2017 AL$ / AB 798 Webinar Archive
November 2017 Webinar – OLC Conference Announcement, AB 798 Final Report, SB 1359 Check-in
October 2017 Webinar – Open Ed, SB 1359, CSU Fullerton Spotlight
September 2017 Webinar – Helpful Coordinators' Resources, SB 1359, and TopHat
August 2017 Webinar - AY17 AL$/AB798 Team Kick-off
July 2017 Webinar - AB 798 Reporting Update, Summer Prep Strategies, OpenStax eReader Pilot
June 2017 Webinar - SB 1359: Implementation Requirements and Issues (Hanley)
May 2017 AL$ / AB 798 Webinar - Implementation Strategies for SB 1359 Tagging Course Catalogs for Zero Cost Textbooks
April 2017 AL$ / AB 798 Webinar - SB 1359: Everything You Need to Know
March 2017 AL$ / AB 798 Webinar – Getting the Most out of Campus Events
Are you using free eTextbooks in your teaching or your learning? Have you created free eTextbooks? We invite you to catalog these resources in MERLOT. Your colleagues and students around the world will thank you!
First: Become a member of MERLOT (It will take about 2 minutes and it’s FREE).
Second: Fill out the online form to Contribute a Material. (It will take about 4 minutes the first time and step-by-step instructions for contributing materials (PDF) to MERLOT are available).