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Using Open Textbooks in the Classroom

Tue, Mar 10, 2020 | 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.

Please contact Kristina DeVoe, devoek@temple.edu, with any questions or to RSVP for a group of 15 or more.

Programs offered by Temple University Libraries are accessible to people with disabilities. Please contact Richie Holland, Director of Library Administration, at richieh@temple.edu or 215-204-3455 for more information, to request an accommodation, or with questions/concerns. 

Charles Library

1900 N. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122