Date: Friday, October 4, 2019
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: 213 Ellis Library
Are you an instructor who is concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on your students? Explore possible open textbook solutions by attending the Open Textbook Library Review Workshop — a one-hour session where you can discover open textbooks in your field. After the workshop, you’ll be asked to write a short review of an open textbook from the Open Textbook Library Qualified faculty instructors who go on to write a review are eligible for a $250 stipend.
Not sure if you’re eligible for the $250 stipend? Please contact Joe Askins, Head of Instructional Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instructor A&OER Survey 2019
Online Survey – approximately 10 minutes
Open to MU faculty and graduate instructors. Please take this anonymous survey to help The UM System’s Affordable & Open Educational Resources (A&OER) learn more about instructor approaches and practices for the selection of teaching materials. The data received from this survey will be used to formulate new strategies for supporting teaching and learning at the University of Missouri. Survey is open until May 20, 2019.
Survey URL: https://missouri.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0lnuNvcUuysg6G1
Interested in finding or creating OER? Just curious to learn more about OER?
What is OER?
Open Educational Resources (OER) are FREE and OPENLY LICENSED educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes.
Why does A&OER matter?
Adopting free or low-cost textbooks and digital course materials helps Mizzou control the cost of educational resources. Here are some facts about the textbook affordability in the nation and at Mizzou.
- According to a report from American Enterprise Institute, from 1998 to 2016, college textbook prices have increased by 90% while recreational book prices have fallen by more than 35%.
- Due to the high costs of course materials at Mizzou, 75% of students have delayed purchasing a required textbook.
- 13% of students have considered leaving Mizzou because they couldn’t afford course materials.