upcoming workshop on open textbooks

Did You Know...?

  • The high cost of some course materials can impede students’ academic success.
  • The College Board estimates that the average undergraduate can budget $1,249 - $1,364 for textbooks and supplies in 2015–16.
  • The cost of textbooks is rising at a rate of 4 times inflation.
  • Seven out of 10 students don’t purchase a required textbook during their academic career because of cost.
  • 60% of students have delayed purchasing textbooks until they’ve received their financial aid.

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.

The UNT Libraries Scholarly Communication Office is hosting an Open Textbook workshop during which faculty can discover open textbooks in their field and learn more about the Open Textbook Network.

The workshop will be led by David Ernst, creator of the University of Minnesota’s Open Textbook Library, and Sarah Cohen, Managing Director of the Open Textbook Network.

Faculty members interested in attending this workshop should email John Martin at john.martin@unt.edu

This workshop has been generously supported by UNT’s Student Innovative Fund for Teaching.

When

Thursday, February 9, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm