October 23, 2019
Learn about implementing open textbooks at information sessions
K-State instructors are encouraged to apply for grant funding to adopt or create open or alternative resources for their classrooms. The Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative provides grants from $2,000-$5,000.
Have questions or don't know where to start? Attend one of four information sessions before the Dec. 2 application deadline. The first session will be 1-2 p.m. Oct. 28 in 3046 College of Business Building.
Brian Lindshield and Andy Bennett, along with faculty from K-State Libraries' Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship, will discuss the grant selection criteria, the application process, the potential savings for your students, the adaptability of open/alternative classroom materials, and resources for finding diverse educational materials for your course.
"If instructors aren't sure how to go about implementing open or alternative resources in their classroom, we want them to know that we are here to help," said Char Simser, coordinator of electronic publishing at K-State Libraries. "We can walk you through what is entailed and help you find potential resources for your classes."
Attendees are encouraged to register ahead of time. Sessions will also be available via Zoom.
The initiative aims to make education more affordable for K-State students. Since being launched in 2013, it has saved students nearly $5 million.