DURANGO, Colo. — A recently created council in Colorado is looking at how the state’s public colleges and universities might take advantage of open educational resource materials to address the high cost of textbooks.

Open educational resources are free to use or released under a license that allows free use.

The 2017 Legislature created the Open Educational Resources Council. Members are charged with overseeing a review of the extent to which public colleges use open educational resources and recommend ways their use might be increased.

The 14-member council is also asked to identify open educational materials that could be used by colleges and create a digital repository.

The Durango Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2wlnB5S ) the council must report its findings to legislative committees Nov. 20.

Online: http://highered.colorado.gov/Academics/Groups/OERCouncil/schedule.html

Information from: Durango Herald, http://www.durangoherald.com

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