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Open Textbook Network Faculty Workshop: Lower Textbook Costs and Promote Student Success with Open Textbooks

Open Textbook Network Faculty Workshop: Lower Textbook Costs and Promote Student Success with Open Textbooks

Join us for a faculty workshop presented by the Open Textbook Network (OTN) to learn how open textbooks eliminate the financial barriers that can prohibit access to educational materials, and benefit student success, pedagogical practice and social justice on campus. 

By attending this workshop, faculty will have the opportunity to complete a short review of an open textbook from the Open Textbook Library and become eligible to receive a $75 Amazon electronic gift card.  

Coffee and a light breakfast provided.

Please register by 1/24/20. Capacity is limited.

Also available via Zoom: https://ucmerced.zoom.us/j/881864662

Why Explore Open Textbooks?
Open textbooks are educational resources licensed to be freely used, edited and distributed. By using open textbooks, faculty can customize content to reach desired student learning outcomes. Open textbooks can also help alleviate the burden of textbook costs for students.
Help Lower Textbook Costs for Students
The high cost of some course materials can impede students’ academic success.

  • UC Merced asks students to budget approximately $1,109 per year for books and supplies.
  • The cost of textbooks is rising at a rate of four 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 purchase of textbooks until they’ve received their financial aid. 

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. The OTN maintains the Open Textbook Library, the premiere resource for peer-reviewed academic textbooks. All OTN textbooks are free, openly licensed, and complete; their adoption creates a measurable, positive impact on student success.
For questions about this workshop or about open educational resources, including open textbooks, please contact Elizabeth Salmon, Research Services Librarian at esalmon@ucmerced.edu

Thursday, February 6, 2020
9:30am - 11:20am
KL 360
Registration has closed.

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