When: Reading Day - December 6th 1-2 PMLocation: Torgerson 1050
Faculty are invited to apply by December 3rd. Capacity is limited and open textbooks are not available for all subjects. Preference will be based on textbook subject area availability.
After the workshop, faculty participants will be asked to write a short review of an open textbook. Your review will benefit other faculty considering open textbooks.
If selected, you will receive a $200 stipend for your participation and written review.
Open textbooks are full, real textbooks, created and used by faculty across the country. They are licensed to be freely used, customized, and distributed.
In addition to alleviating the burden of textbook costs for students, open textbooks can be customized. This workshop covers:- What we mean by "open textbook"- Student responses (at Virginia Tech) to textbook costs- Copyright and Creative Commons- Emerging open textbook publication models- Open Textbook Adaptation methods- Other faculty reviews
Over 500 open textbooks are available via https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks However, open textbooks are not available for all subjects. Preference will be based on textbook subject area availability.
After the workshop, you will be asked to write a short review of an open textbook. Your review will benefit other faculty considering open textbooks. Stipends of $200 will be given to faculty for their participation and written review. A limited number of stipends are available. To be eligible for a stipend, faculty must apply, participate in the workshop, complete a written review, and disclose whether or not they decided to adopt.
Additional information and assistance with open textbook adaptation is available.
The Open Textbook workshop is a member benefit of the Virtual Library of Virginia's membership in the Open Textbook Network, an alliance of schools committed to access, affordability, and student academic success through the use of open textbooks. The workshop is run by Anita Walz and Corinne Guimont of Virginia Tech Libraries.
Questions? Please contact: Anita Walz firstname.lastname@example.org or Corinne Guimont email@example.com