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Open Textbook Network Workshop for Faculty

Help Lower Textbook Costs for Students

Are you an instructor who is concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on your students? Explore possible open textbook solutions during this two-hour workshop.

Did You Know...

  • The high cost of some course materials can impede students’ academic success.
  • The College Board estimates that the average undergraduate can budget $1,220 - $1,420 for textbooks and supplies in 2017–18.
  • The cost of textbooks is rising at a rate of 4 times inflation.
  • Seven out of 10 students don’t purchase a required textbook during their academic career because of cost.
  • 60% of students have delayed purchasing textbooks until they’ve received their financial aid.

Open Textbooks

Open textbooks can help alleviate the burden of textbook costs for students and provide faculty with content that can be customized for their course. Open textbooks are full, real textbooks, used by many faculty across the country, and licensed to be freely used, edited, and distributed.

What You Can Do

Attend this workshop! During this session, you will learn more about the Open Textbook Library, discover open textbooks in your field, and learn how to write a short review of an existing open textbook from the Open Textbook Library.


Registration Information

This session is designed for Drexel faculty who are interested in learning more about open textbooks and implementing open textbooks in coursework. Registration is required, as space is limited. Please register to attend by completing the form below by Monday, December 3, 2018.

 

Contact Larry Milliken, Manager for Learning Partnerships, at lpm27@drexel.edu or visit the Open Educational Resources Library Guide for more information about the Drexel Libraries’ open education initiatives.

 


About the Open Textbook Network
The Open Textbook Network (OTN) helps higher education institutions and systems advance the use of open textbooks and practices on their campuses. We maintain the Open Textbook Library, the premiere resource for peer-reviewed academic textbooks. All of our textbooks are free, openly licensed, and complete; their adoption creates a measurable, positive impact on student success. With our members, we move the open education conversation forward on local and national levels.

Related LibGuide: Open Educational Resources - OER by Elizabeth Ten Have

Date:
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Time:
9:30am - 11:30am
Location:
W. W. Hagerty Library, L33
Campus:
University City Campus

Event Organizer

Stacy Stanislaw