Cerritos College gets $100,000 digital learning award

Press Telegram - January 27, 2017 - Cerritos College has received the 2016 Online Learning Consortium’s Digital Learning Innovation Award for its Business Administration Department’s Open Educational Resources program, it was announced today.

Cerritos College was one of three institutions and five faculty-led teams selected from among 106 submissions in this first year of the OLC Digital Learning Innovation Award competition.

The award includes a $100,000 gift that will help enhance digital learning and more open educational resources to reduce financial barriers that many students face, such as the cost of textbooks.

The college’s strategy to lower book costs stems from a growing trend of financial barriers that impede student success. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows textbook costs have grown as high as 1,000 percent over the past four decades.

“Affordable yet high-quality textbook options mean better educational access and student success,” said business professor Bob Livingston, who leads the Open Educational Resources program at Cerritos College.

SOURCE: Press Telegram