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Open Education: Grantees Showcase

A "getting started" guide overviewing open, editable, and lower-cost textbooks and open teaching & learning resources for faculty, students, and librarians.

Stephen Skripak - Fundamentals of Business (2015-16) and 2018

Fundamentals of Business, 2nd edition (2018)  was released in August 2018. It features multiple formats: PDF, Pressbooks, html, ePub (mobile), Mobi (Kindle), Print on Demand, and XML and ODF formats on request.  Instructors reviewing, selecting, or adapting the text are encouraged to register their use here. Visit this page for more information and links to the various formats. 

Steven Ellingson - Electromagnetics (2016-17)

Electromagnetics, Volume 1 Beta and Volume 1 (CC BY SA 4.0) by Steven W. Ellingson  (author homepage) 

Cover of Electromagnetics Volume 1 beta (This title has been superseded)       

Electromagnetics Volume 1 by Steven W. Ellingson is a 225 page, freely available, peer-reviewed, full color, print and digital open educational resource. It is intended to serve as a primary textbook for a one-semester first course in undergraduate engineering electromagnetics within the third year of a bachelor of science degree program.
The book is the work of Steven W. Ellingson, Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, in collaboration with the Scholarly Communication office of Virginia Tech’s University Libraries and VT Publishing. As collaborators with Ellingson, the University Libraries provided grant funding, overall project management, guidance on open licensing, attribution, student works, formats and styles, managed development and production processes, coordinated peer review, reviewed manuscripts (editorial and technical), provided technical specifications, and navigated print and distribution solutions.

Published: August 2018

ISBN 978-0-9979201-8-5 (print)
ISBN 978-0-9979201-9-2 (PDF

Print on demand: beta version | Volume 1 

Cover credit: Robert Browder | Cover image: (c) Michelle Yost. Total Internal Reflection is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license (cropped by Robert Browder)

- Announcing Electromagnetics, Vol 1 by Ellingson (September 12, 2018 blog post)

- Author & editor [video] presentation from the 2018 Virginia Tech Author Recognition Event (starts 19:49) (March 21, 2018)

- Poster presentation: Adaptable Course Materials: Creating an Open Textbook for Electromagnetics (February 15, 2018) 

Electromagnetics Volume 1 (Beta): Virginia Tech’s Newest Open Textbook (January 18, 2018 blog post)

Electromagnetics open textbook reduces college costs for undergraduate engineering students (October 19, 2018)


Michael Nappier - The Digital Dog (2016-17)



Virtual reality brings dog's anatomy to life for veterinary students (October 2018) 

VR & AR dog anatomy models for Veterinary Medicine. A collaboration between the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, School of Visual Arts, and University Libraries at Virginia Tech.

Image dog skeleton and internal organs on laptop computer screen              Veterinary student uses virtual reality to explore virtual dog      


Read more about the project and the grant funds that supported it here.