LCC takes aim at pricey textbooks

Hundreds of Lansing Community College students won’t have to worry about selling plasma or their video game consoles to afford textbooks this fall.

For many of the college’s biggest classes, the course materials will be free.

Instead of traditional textbooks, LCC students in courses ranging from Human Growth and Development to Introduction to Psychology will use what are called open educational resources — texts and lessons that are freely available online and openly licensed.

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