Unlocking the Comment Section

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There’s an exciting new event for the academic community. Join ecoText and OpenStax for a co-hosted panel discussion-style webinar titled “Unlocking the Comment Section: strengthening the student and professor feedback loop”, on April 8, 2021.

ecoText is a virtual learning platform that allows students and professors to access textbooks and other resources for free. In addition to offering affordable, accessible materials, ecoText puts emphasis on the importance of collaborative learning. Interactive citation capabilities and streamlined commenting functionality allow readers to interact with others within the ecoText community.

OpenStax is committed to improving access to quality learning materials. As an ed-tech initiative that is part of Rice University and supported by philanthropic foundations, OpenStax provides free college and Advanced Placement textbooks that are developed and peer-reviewed by educators, as well as low-cost, personalized courseware that helps students learn.

OpenStax shares ecoText’s goal of democratizing higher education through reducing common barriers to education such as price and accessibility. OpenStax is a part of Rice University, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable corporation. OpenStax publishes high quality, peer-reviewed, open-licensed resources, completely for free online or low cost print versions.

Together, ecoText and OpenStax are creating a dialogue to bridge the gap between teacher and student. Register here to be a part of the conversation.