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How Faculty Can Help Lower Textbook Costs for Students

Jan. 2, 2018

Learn @ Your Library workshops

Are you an instructor who is concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on your students? Explore possible open textbook solutions by attending a two-hour workshop and writing a short textbook review. Receive a $200 stipend for your efforts!

Open Textbooks
Open textbooks can help alleviate the burden of textbook costs for students and provide faculty with content that can be customized for their course. Open textbooks are full, real textbooks, used by many faculty across the country, and licensed to be freely used, edited, and distributed.

What You Can Do
Attend the Open Textbook Workshop — a two-hour session where you can discover open textbooks in your field. After the workshop, you'll be asked to write a short review of an open textbook from the Open Textbook Library. Your review will benefit other faculty considering open textbooks. You'll receive a $200 stipend for your participation and written review.

What: Open Textbook Network Workshop
Where: Library Room 309
When: Friday, Feb. 2, 2018
Who: The workshop will be led by Jasmine Roberts, Strategic Communications Instructor at the Ohio State University and Michelle Reed, Open Educational Resource Librarian at University of Texas at Arlington
Register/ Apply for Stipend: https://guides.library.ttu.edu/OER/Workshops

Take 5 minutes to apply by Jan. 22, 11:59 pm. Capacity is limited and open textbooks are not available for all subjects. Preference will be based on textbook subject area availability.

If you have questions about this workshop or open textbooks, please contact Camille Thomas, the Scholarly Publishing Librarian, at 806.834.5474 or camille.thomas@ttu.edu.



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