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March 3, 2020

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. Several sessions will be offered Thursday, March 5, in the College of Business Building and via Zoom in coordination with the Teaching and Learning Center.

All sessions will provide useful information for anyone interested in applying for a grant to support these efforts from the Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative. As was announced Feb. 29, this initiative will be the beneficiary of this year's All In Campaign on March 25, 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.

Brian Lindshield, associate professor of food, nutrition, dietetics, and health; Robbie Bear, senior instructor, biology; Scott Finkeldei, director for academic and student technology; and Colby Moorberg, assistant professor of agronomy, will lead four sessions on how instructors can provide resources to K-State students while easing the financial burden of their education.

March 5, College of Business Building:
• Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative Information Session, 9 a.m., CBA 2047. 
• Adapting an Open Textbook (OER) for a Large Undergraduate Course, 10 a.m., CBA 4061. 
• Pressbooks, Rebus, and Hypothes.is Demo, 10:30 a.m., CBA 4061. 
• Using Canvas as a Classroom Response System, 11:15 a.m., CBA 4061. 

You can find more information on each session on the Libraries website.