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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.