Today from Noon-1pm: One GSU professor’s experience creating an open textbook

photo of Dr. Susan WilleyJoin us today in CURVE on the second floor of Library South as Dr. Susan Willey shares the challenges and triumphs involved in creating an open textbook. This event is part of the GSU Library’s week long celebration of Open Education Week.

Here’s the full description of Dr. Willey’s talk:

Tired of using a traditional textbook that some students don’t purchase and others don’t read?  Legal Studies professor Susan Willey demonstrates the no-cost, digital textbook she has created for BUSA 2106.  Currently comprised of more than 700 links to online readings, videos, websites, and other free open-source web materials, the e-book appeals to the learning styles of millennial students and encourages them to take more responsibility for their learning.  Students in her classes also create study aids, exercises and assessment tools to make the e-book more interactive, as well as Infographics that summarize content and make it more accessible to visual learners.  Sue’s session will walk you through the process she followed to create an e-book from open resources, the format of her book, types of interactive exercises that can be created by students, and student feedback on how creating course materials enhances their learning experience


About Denise George

Denise George is an Assistant Professor and the Education Librarian at Georgia State University. Her research interests include the evolving role of open and affordable course content in higher education. She holds an MMU from Georgia State University and an MLIS from Valdosta State University.
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