A new partnership between Ohio University and Top Hat will expand access to Open Educational Resources (OER) and reduce textbook costs for students. OHIO has set a goal to convert 100 courses to OER by fall 2018. This is expected to translate into an estimated savings of $500,000 for OHIO students.

This partnership gives OHIO faculty the opportunity to explore 20,000+ OER in the Top Hat Marketplace, which includes content from sources including OpenStax, Saylor, and more. Course materials and Top Hat Textbooks can be customized with multimedia content and embedded questions to assess students’ progress.

Top Hat will provide one-on-one support to help faculty find quality resources already available in the Top Hat platform, and they will schedule on-campus sessions to further demonstrate their services

Through this partnership, there is no cost to students or faculty to access Top Hat.

Faculty will receive $500 for each course converted to open resources. Additional funds will be available on a limited basis to support the development of open content.

If you are interested in participating in this initiative, please fill out the submission form below and a member of the Top Hat team will be in touch with you to schedule a demonstration.

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Read more about the partnership

Compass: Ohio University partnership with Top Hat exceeds original savings goal, provides students with $600,000 savings in a single semester

Compass: OHIO students realize $900,000 benefit — nearly twice the projected savings — through partnership with Top Hat

Business Wire: Ohio University and Top Hat Partnership Saves Students more than $1 Million in Textbook Costs

Top Hat: OER Savings for Ohio University Students Reach $1M

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