On Monday, November 7, 12-1 p.m. in the Faculty Commons’ classroom (116 Pearson) Meg Grotti, Assistant Head of Instructional Services, UD Library, and Mathieu Plourde, Educational Technology Consultant, ATS, will be hosting a brown bag session on open textbooks. The session will also be available via live stream on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJCIE-lPVqY.
As the cost of attending college continues to outpace the consumer price index, the cost of textbooks has followed the same trend. This session will introduce strategies faculty can use to find, vet, adopt, and adapt freely and openly available learning materials to supplement or replace currently used commercial textbooks. We will discuss what makes learning materials open and appropriate uses of copyrighted materials in educational settings.
Time will be reserved for a Q&A and to let participants search for materials for their own classes.
Refreshments, snacks, and dessert will be served to participants who register in advance by filling out the following survey by Sunday, November 6 at 5 p.m.: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeUnCEGBowTG1VphML-sm3oCB-fcvi7ezZm68BwQlKlztVbHA/viewform
More information on open educational resources is available on this UD libguide http://guides.lib.udel.edu/oer.