Affordable Learning Solutions
IT 148 - Project Management and Control
Textbook: Project Management: the managerial approach by Erik Larson (4th or 5th Editions)
5th edition costs $185 (new) and $85 (used), the 4th edition costs $40 (new)
Dropped the textbook and adopted 3 free open-source textbooks from MERLOT
No. of students: 25 in fall 2013 and 35 in spring 2014
Cost Savings: $2000 (fall 2013) and $2800 (spring 2014)
IT106 - Energy Conversion and Utilization
Textbook: Energy Power and Transportation Technology by Litowitz and Brown $72
AL$ implementation-- No textbook, instructor compiled his lecture notes from variety of sources and made them available to students in Bb in PDF form.
No. of students: 24 in fall 2013
Cost Savings: $1728
IT184 - Advanced Manufacturing Technology
AL$ implementation-- No textbook, using instructor-compiled materials.
No. of students: 29 in spring 2014
Using average textbook prices of $70 to compare: Cost Savings = $2030