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Open Textbook Workshop

Help Lower Textbook Costs for Drexel Students!

Are you an instructor who is concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on your students? Explore possible open textbook solutions by attending a 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! Join Douglas Baird, PhD, Director for Curricular Innovation and Student Success for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies at Drexel University College of Medicine, as well as experts from the Drexel Libraries, for a faculty workshop on Open Education Resources (OERs).  

Attendees will learn about open education and open education resources, including how to find and contribute to OERs and the potential impact OERs have on student learning. Attendees will also have the opportunity to explore the Open Textbook Library, the premier resource for peer-reviewed academic textbooks.

This workshop will be hosted online and in person, and registration is required. Online registrants will receive a link to the workshop 24 hours before the event.

Please register to attend by Monday, April 22, 2019.


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.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
1:00pm - 2:30pm
W. W. Hagerty Library, L33
University City Campus
Registration has closed.

Event Organizer

Stacy Stanislaw