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Open Textbook Workshop for Staff

Agenda

  • 12 to 1 p.m. - Optional lunch to be served in room 1035
  • 1 to 2:30pm - Program in room 1060

Registration

Complete the Open Textbook Workshop application form. Register by Monday, October 22, 2018.

Help Lower Textbook Costs for Students

Have you heard students complain about the cost of textbooks? Have you been shocked at the cost of textbooks for the classes that you teach? We are offering a workshop on one alternative.

Did You Know... 
* The high cost of some course materials can impede students’ academic success. 
* The College Board estimates that the average student was expected to pay $1200 - $1400 for textbooks and supplies in 2017-18. 
* The cost of textbooks is rising at a rate of 4 times inflation. 
* 7 out of 10 students do not purchase a required textbook during their academic career because of cost.

Open Textbooks

Open access textbooks (digitally available textbooks written by qualified academics made freely available) may help alleviate the burden of some textbook costs for students. Open textbooks are full, real textbooks licensed to be freely used, edited, and distributed. Increasingly, faculty members all across the country are adopting open textbooks as one way to address this crisis.

What You Can Do

Attend the Open Textbook workshop to ensure that you as support staff and partners have the same information as faculty in terms of affordability, student success, and potential impacts of open education, and understand your unit's role in supporting open textbook and other open educational resources (OER) adoptions. Free lunch in room 1035 before the workshop.

Presenter: Meg Brown-Sica from Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, CO and the Open Textbook Network

Related LibGuide: Textbook Alternatives by Michele Behr

Date:
Friday, October 26, 2018
Time:
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location:
Fetzer Center, Room 1060
Presenter:
Meg Brown-Sica from Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, CO and the Open Textbook Network
Categories:
  Open Educational Resources