Example of a free online textbook

The spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) has brought unprecedented challenges to Millersville University (MU) and higher education institutions across the world. Universities are rising to those challenges by coming up with innovative ways to support students. Millersville has entered into a partnership with Vitalsource and Redshelf, two digital course material platforms, to give students and faculty access to eBooks.

“We want to make sure students have the opportunity to continue their educational mission,” said Julie Herr, textbook room manager at Millersville.

These online platforms will help students who may not be able to retrieve their textbooks in time for classes to begin, or who might have been borrowing a textbook from the library or sharing with a friend. Now all students will have free access to these platforms.

Herr says that many textbooks for Millersville classes will be available on either platform. Faculty and students should check both platforms for resources.

Access to both Vitalsource and Redshelf are free. Students and faculty should go to bookshelf.vitalsource.com or studentresponse.redshelf.com and create an account using your Millersville.edu email address.

All questions about these platforms should be directed via email to textbooks@ssi.millersville.edu. Access to both platforms will be available through May 25, 2020.

 

 

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