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Using Open Textbooks in the Classroom

Using Open Textbooks in the Classroom

Did you know that since 1978, the cost of textbooks has increased 810% or 3x the inflation rate? Nationally, students are told to budget $1,200-$1,300 a year for books. That’s a lot of money! One way faculty can make their courses more affordable for students is by assigning an open textbook. Open textbooks are digital books that are free to read, download, and print. In this workshop, we’ll provide an introduction to the world of open educational resources. We’ll discuss how to find high quality open textbooks in your discipline, and show you how these books can be customized to suit the needs of your particular class.


Special bonus: The first 10 instructors who register for one of these workshops and write a brief review of an open textbook that is accepted for publication by the Open Textbook Network will receive a $200 stipend.

Related LibGuide: Discovering Open Educational Resources (OER) by Steven Bell

Thursday, March 15, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Paley Library Digital Scholarship Center (DSC)
Main Campus
  Open Access  
Registration has closed.

Event Organizer

Stephanie Roth
Annie Johnson