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Zero-cost textbooks prove accessible to more students

Joshua Aplaon, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2019

Some professors at De Anza have implemented zero-cost resources and textbooks in their curriculum through Open Educational Resources. The driving force of using OERs is to alleviate students’ financial anxieties by providing easy-to-access, free resources. “Any opportunity for a stu...

Zero-cost textbooks recommended for students

Alex Woolner, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2019

I believe that zero-cost textbooks are a good idea. It will reduce some of the cost of school supplies that students have, and it has a chance to make accessing course material easier. According to an article on, a new legislative-funded effort to provide community college students with...

Lydia Hearn wins Excellence Award for student success efforts

Mehek Kapur, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

After helping pioneer the movement for affordable textbooks and establishing a new curricular management system at De Anza College, Lydia Hearn won the Excellence Award from the League of Innovation in the Community College. The curricular management system she worked to create will likely go into pl...