Concerned about the high cost of commercial textbooks? Open textbooks are full, real textbooks, used by many faculty across the country, and licensed to be freely used, edited, reproduced, and distributed. Adopting an open textbook ensures that all students have immediate access to a zero-cost book and provides faculty 100% control over their learning materials. Attend this workshop to learn more about why open textbook adoption is on the rise, and hear from Gettysburg professors who made the switch after last year’s workshop.
After the workshop, participants will be invited to write a short review of an open textbook they might assign in a course (please note: open textbooks are not available for all subjects). Your review will be shared in the Open Textbook Library so it may benefit other faculty considering open textbooks. Eligible workshop participants who write a review will receive a $200.00 stipend, payable upon receipt of the review.
This workshop is generously supported by the Johnson Center for Creative Teaching & Learning, the Associate Provost for Faculty Development, and Friends of Musselman Library.
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Wertzberger, Janelle and Elmquist, Mary R., "Open Textbooks: Access, Affordability, and Academic Success (2020)" (2020). Musselman Library Staff Publications. 131.