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Open Textbook Workshop and Paid Review for Faculty

by Laura Baker on 2021-01-25T14:05:00-05:00 in Library Information | Comments

Open Textbooks: Access, Affordability, and Academic Success

Hosted by Midlands Technical College Library

Presented by Aleck Williams, Brad Whitehead, Erica Huff, Laura Baker, and Rachel Zitzman


Online (Zoom information will be sent to selected participants)


Friday, March 19, 2021
10:00 - 12:00 

Help Lower Textbook Costs for Students

Are you an instructor concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on your students? Want to learn more about open textbooks?

Open Textbook Network

Openly licensed course materials can help alleviate the burden of textbook costs for students and provide faculty with content that can be customized for their courses. The Open Textbook Library is supported by the Open Education Network and provides access to over 800 textbooks. The majority of these textbooks are peer-reviewed. Textbooks in the Open Textbook Library are considered open because they are free to use and distribute, and are licensed to be freely adapted or changed with proper attribution.

Attend the MTC Open Textbook Review Workshop and learn more about open textbooks in your field. After the workshop, if you write and submit a short review of an open textbook from the Open Textbook Library, you’ll receive a $200 stipend. 

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

  • All current MTC adjunct and full-time faculty are eligible to apply.
  • Only 10 paid spots are available. Additional faculty are welcome to attend, but will not receive the stipend.
  • Faculty may review one open textbook. The textbook must be applicable to courses that they are scheduled to teach.
  • Workshop slides and the recording will be sent to participants after the session.
  • The review deadline is 6 weeks after the workshop date (April 30, 2021).

Application Deadline: February 19, 2021

Accepted applicants will be notified by February 26, 2021.

Interested? Apply here.

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