Through a partnership with the Open Textbook Library and the VIVA Academic Library Consortium, the University Libraries at Virginia Tech are pleased to offer the opportunity for VT faculty to attend an Open Textbook Adoption Workshop and receive $200 for a written review of an open textbook. The workshop will next be offered TBD. Registration will be here. PDN credit will be available. Contact Anita Walz with questions.
The workshop covers:
Discussion of what you like / don’t like about current course materials
Course material impacts on students
What we mean (and don't mean) by "open"
Creative Commons licenses
VT's Guidlines on Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Textbooks
An invitation to write a short review of an open textbook (and get $200)*
*The review stipend requires workshop attendance and completion of a written review of an open textbook from the Open Textbook Library within six weeks after the session. Funding is coordinated and provided by VIVA (the Virtual Library of Virginia).