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Using Open Textbooks in the Classroom

Thu, Oct 25, 2018 | 12:30 pm

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. In addition, Thomas Wright, Assistant Professor of Instruction and Public Speaking Course Director will share his experience reviewing a book for the Open Textbook Library and his plans to adopt an OER textbook for his course.

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

Register at: https://paleystudy.temple.edu/event/4485608

Paley Library

Digital Scholarship Center