TE01- To Open and Beyond: Learn About Open Educational Resources and Other Low-Cost / No-Cost Materials
According to a 2018 report from the Washington State Institute for Public Policy, students completing a bachelor’s degree at public colleges and universities in Washington State spend approximately $2,734 on required textbooks and course materials, and often even more for specific degrees in areas such as business and engineering. Faculty and students alike are squeezed by the publishing industry, but increasingly faculty can break this box with savvy syllabus design and open-access material assignments.
Join us for these two 120 minute summer institute workshops where you will learn more about the types of resources that are available to you, and begin the process of transitioning some or all of your required course materials to Open Educational Resources (OER) or other low-cost / no-cost options. This offering is timely, as HB 1119 is expected to pass this year, which means that moving forward, students will be able to see in the catalog which offerings are open, free, and low-cost as they register!
Participants of this institute will be eligible to apply for a library grant to take what they learn and apply it to their own courses in the following year.