MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) – Kansas State University is introducing its second all-in for K-State, which features the Textbooks 2.0 program.
Kansas State University announced on Wednesday March 24th that it will be hosting its second All In for K-State, a campus-wide fundraising day with the ambitious goal of helping students save money on textbooks.
According to the university, K-Staters can come together virtually to reduce the cost of textbooks for students by supporting the Open / Alternative Textbook Initiative, Textbooks 2.0, which saves money by replacing expensive traditional textbooks with digital resources made by Each teacher can be tailored to the class.
“In 2019 we launched the first all-in-for-K-State fundraising day and figured out what generous K-staters can accomplish in one day for a philanthropic goal,” said Greg Willems, President and CEO of the KSU Foundation . “We are reuniting the K-State family to help students save money on textbooks and critical class resources. All In for K-State 2021 is about delivering digital textbooks that are bespoke by class teachers and that students can afford. In recent years we have learned how important digital alternatives to traditional teaching materials can be. “
Over the past few decades, the cost of traditional textbooks has grown three times faster than the rate of inflation, according to K-State. Students are not immune to the high cost of traditional textbooks and the impact on the affordability of higher education. It is said that undergraduate students typically pay around $ 1,000 for books a year. It is said that Textbooks 2.0 is currently only $ 10 per class.
According to K-State, students have saved $ 6.8 million over the past six years using the program.
Unlike traditional, commercially published textbooks, Textbooks 2.0 is available on multiple digital devices, including phones, laptops and tablets, whenever and wherever students can access the Internet, according to K-State.
“Textbook 2.0 support is something of a small scholarship for every student in a class year after year,” said Brian Lindshield, associate professor of food, nutrition, dietetics and health. “This not only helps the students financially, but also helps students in classes with open / alternative textbooks who have access to custom textbooks 2.0 on the first day of the course, which is not the case for all students with traditional textbooks. Both benefits support your learning and your success. Hope the K-State family get together today to support students at All In for K-State. “
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