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Open Textbook Project: An Online, Responsive, Multi-Media Textbook

Ridgewater College


Four communications faculty created an open textbook for Ridgewater College’s introductory communications studies course. The open textbook is supplemented with online material, teaching aids, and a test bank. Out of the gate this open textbook created savings for approximately 437 students enrolled in introductory communications courses at Ridgewater College.

Type of Grant Received through Minnesota State Innovation Funding 

Large Seed Grant – $20,480

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