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What’s in a textbook?

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Rice University might say freedom. Freedom to teach in new ways. Freedom to learn affordably. Since 2012, Rice University has been getting it right with textbooks. What are they doing that’s different? Rice is listening to faculty and students alike … Continue reading

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Lower the cost of textbooks for your students through an Affordable Learning Georgia (ALG) Textbook Transformation Grant

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The GSU Library and The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning are collaborating with GALILEO’s Affordable Learning Georgia to offer grants for teaching faculty who would like to reduce textbooks costs for their students by adopting, adapting, or creating textbooks … Continue reading

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Open Textbooks: Collections, Impact, Support, Grants

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Recently, the GSU Library celebrated Open Education Week with an Open Educational Resources (OER) information table located just inside the main entrance of Atlanta Library North. Approximately 68 students and a few professors stopped by the table to explore OER … Continue reading

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

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Join 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 … Continue reading

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Transform Your Textbooks! Affordable Learning Georgia Textbook Transformation Grants: Round Six

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Affordable Learning Georgia’s Textbook Transformation Grants support the replacement of expensive commercial textbooks with low-cost, no-cost, and open educational resources. Use existing open educational resources such as OpenStax College Textbooks, no-cost-to-students library and web resources, and new affordable authoring applications and … Continue reading

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Textbook Transformation Grants Call for Proposals Rounds 3-5

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Affordable Learning Georgia has issued a call for proposals for their Textbook Transformation Grants here.  The grants support the adoption of low-cost or no cost course materials. This is the rounds 3-5 of Textbook Transformation grant opportunities. So far, these … Continue reading

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Why Professors are creating and using free and open textbooks

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College textbook prices are increasing faster than tuition and inflation. The College Board estimates that students need $1200 per year for textbooks. Based on that number, students in the University System of Georgia (USG) could spend $360,000,000 this year on … Continue reading

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