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OU takes different course amid soaring textbook costs

BY WAYNE GREEN - Tulsa World Modified: June 17, 2013 at 6:24 am •  Published: June 17, 2013

NORMAN - Faced with evidence that 70 percent of University of Oklahoma students are not buying textbooks because of their high costs, school officials are trying to push more course materials online.

In its first year, the school's Textbook Alternatives Initiative is already showing results, OU President David Boren recently said.

As a result of OU faculty either adopting or creating new digital course materials, students have saved about 25 percent of their typical $1,400 in yearly textbook costs, according to figures from Boren's office.

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