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March 2, 2021

Learn about open resources during Open Education Week

Submitted by Cailin Riley

During Open Education Week, learn how you can incorporate open educational resources in your classroom to save K-State students money.

Join Brian Lindshield, associate professor of food nutrition, at 2:30 p.m. today, March 2, as he discusses piloting the new LibreTexts homework system, Adapt, in his nutrition course. Participants can join the discussion online.

Additionally, the Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship at K-State Libraries will begin offering information sessions beginning next week for those interested in applying for a grant of up to $5,000 to develop or adopt alternatives to traditional print textbooks for their K-State courses.

Upcoming information sessions:

  • March 8 at 2:30 p.m.
  • March 12 at 1 p.m.
  • March 16 at 10 a.m.
  • April 7 at 2 p.m.

All sessions will be through Zoom. More information including Zoom links can be found on the Libraries' website.

Grants are provided by the Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative or Textbooks 2.0. This initiative will be the beneficiary of this year's All In for K-State Campaign on March 24, which will allow even more grants to be awarded to K-State instructors.

Open Education Week is a global event that seeks to raise awareness of free and open sharing in education and the benefits they bring to teachers and learners. Open education includes free and open access to resources in education, such as videos, assessment tools, research and textbooks. A schedule of other Open Education Week events can be found online.

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