Adopting Open Textbooks

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Can adopting open educational resources make education more accessible to learners and empower educators to share?

Summary

The course is a three-step process to adopting open textbooks for educators. It is a modified version of the Find, Author, and Share Open Textbooks course.

The three major steps are:

1. Discovering open educational materials and selecting appropriate ones based on the various criteria;

2. Following an adoption process where you work with other stakeholders including students to promote a best-use model, and;

3. Sharing your knowledge of discovery and adoption of open educational materials with others in your discipline, campus, or learning community.

The course can also be useful to self-learners who want to find high-quality open educational resources in their area of interest.

We will have weekly discussions on the course forum about important issues in the course. We will also have bi-weekly live video conferences to share new discoveries and answer questions. These conferences wil be archived for those who cannot attend live.

Watch this video to hear more about it.

Schedule/Syllabus

Syllabus for Adopting Open Textbooks