Student Textbook Access & Costs
With the current shifting landscape, unemployment, and more, students are facing new burdens and challenges. The rising cost of textbooks and access challenges should not be another hardship they are struggling to overcome. Now is the right time for faculty to make a change in their assigned course materials.
Open Educational Resources (OER)
Openly licensed course materials can less the cost of education for students and provide faculty with quality content specific to their course. The licenses for these materials allow faculty to provide students with a customized, curated resource freely in digital format and for very low-cost to print.
During the Intro to OER Review Workshop, you will learn more about OER and the supporting resources available to faculty in Montana. After the workshop, faculty attendees will be invited to write a short review of an open textbook from the Open Textbook Library.
This workshop is the best, easiest way to learn about and begin engaging with open educational resources. The goal is to inform and encourage the use of OER.
Who: Everyone is welcome. Faculty are the decision makers and target audience in making the change to OER. Every member of the educational community is valuable in supporting and effecting positive changes across our institutions. So, we encourage faculty, instructional support staff, library and bookstore staff, administrators, etc. to attend.
How: Register for the specific workshop that you would like to attend. You will receive a calendar invite with connection information as well as a follow-up email with slides and recording after the event.
To further continue academic scholarship in open education, faculty attendees will be invited to review an open textbook in their field. This peer-review process is openly published. Faculty are welcome to review more than one textbook if they choose. There is a 6 week deadline to complete review(s) after the workshop date.