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This open, online community is for the Textbook Affordability Campus Coordinators of the California Community Colleges and the California State University, supported by funding from AB 798.    

COOL Voices is always open for its community members to voice their advice, sing praises for successes, and give support for those who need help.

  The California Open Online Library for Education ( team will provide information, resources, and facilitate online discussion forums to support the success of the CCC and CSU Textbook Affordability programs being implemented by Campus Coordinators.The COOL4Ed team will post documents, links to resources, and respond to questions and requests so Campus Coordinators for the Textbook Affordability Programs successfully fulfill their responsibilities and deliver on the legislative requirements.

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Location: California Higher Education
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Latest Activity: Jul 5, 2019

Welcome Textbook Affordability Campus Coordinators (TACC)

Dear AL$ /  AB798 Community,

To begin planning for the second round of AB 798 Bonus funding, please follow the links to the DRAFT AB 798 document below.

AB 798 Bonus Funding:

NEW:  Partner with a Campus

The RFP for Round 2 funding will enable campuses that did not receive Round 1 funding to apply for Round 2 funding IF they partner with a Round 1 grantee and the two campuses collectively reduce the cost of more course sections – at least double the number of course sections. Campuses that did not receive Round 1 funding can partner with a CCC or a CSU campus.    The goal is to "at least double the number of course sections" with OER for CCC and CSU students.

Your feedback on the draft RFP will be appreciated.

Expanding Textbook Affordability Programs on your Campus and Requesting Additional State Funding Opportunities Conference, January 30, 2018

The RFP details and questions will be addressed at the Affordable Textbook conference on January 30, 2018, Hyatt, LAX.  CCC and CSU registration is complimentary.  Email for registration code.

If you have any questions, please email

Leslie Kennedy, Director, Affordable Learning Solutions

Discussion Forum

Zero-Textbook-Cost Degree Grant Program (California Community Colleges) 2 Replies

Just wanted to inform you of another OER initiative here in California.The Legislature established the Zero-Textbook-Cost Degree (ZTCD) Grant Program in 2016 to increase the use of OER and enable…Continue

Started by Dan Crump. Last reply by maria katosvich Jul 5, 2019.

AB 798 2018 Bonus Funding Available for Review. Proposals due June 30th. 1 Reply

Dear AL$ /  AB798 Community,To begin planning for the second round of AB 798 Bonus funding, please follow the links to the DRAFT RFP below.AB 798 Bonus Funding:…Continue

Started by Leslie Kennedy. Last reply by maria katosvich May 22, 2019.

OLC Collaborate - AB 798 TACC Conference, Feb. 2017 Post Conference Resources 2 Replies

The …Continue

Started by Leslie Kennedy. Last reply by Leslie Kennedy Jan 19, 2017.

OLC 2017 AB 798 Conference - Needs, Goals, Desires for Topics 32 Replies

During the TACC Webinar (Monday, Dec. 19th), please Reply to this message sharing your campuses AB 798 needs, goals, and topics you wish to see included in the …Continue

Started by Leslie Kennedy. Last reply by Susan Wilson Dec 21, 2016.

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