The Open Education Initiative At UMass Amherst: Taking a Bite Out of High Cost Textbooks

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Title:
The Open Education Initiative At UMass Amherst: Taking a Bite Out of High Cost Textbooks
Author:
Billings, Marilyn
Affiliation:
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Issue Date:
23-Apr-2012
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Copyright © is held by the author.
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Abstract:
The high cost of commercial print textbooks is a major concern for both students and their parents. To address these concerns, the Provost’s Office and the University Libraries of the University of Massachusetts Amherst launched the Open Education Initiative in the Spring of 2011. The OEI is a faculty incentive program that encourages either the creation of new teaching materials or the use of existing low-cost or free information resources to support our students’ learning. Now in its second phase, the Open Education Initiative has generated a total savings of over $200,000 for students in classes that utilize open educational resources, library materials or faculty generated content. The third round of grants will support faculty teaching large general education courses who are interested in pursuing non-traditional educational resources as an alternative to the traditional textbook.
Identifiers:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/222213
Description:
'Alternatives to Textbooks' Breakout session from the Living the Future 8 Conference, April 23-24, 2012, University of Arizona Libraries, Tucson, AZ.
Keywords:
changes for libraries; academic libraries; innovation in libraries; Open Education Initiative; low-cost textbooks

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe Open Education Initiative At UMass Amherst: Taking a Bite Out of High Cost Textbooksen_US
dc.contributor.authorBillings, Marilynen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Massachusetts Amhersten_US
dc.date.issued2012-04-23en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Living the Future collection. For more information about items in this collection, please email repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe high cost of commercial print textbooks is a major concern for both students and their parents. To address these concerns, the Provost’s Office and the University Libraries of the University of Massachusetts Amherst launched the Open Education Initiative in the Spring of 2011. The OEI is a faculty incentive program that encourages either the creation of new teaching materials or the use of existing low-cost or free information resources to support our students’ learning. Now in its second phase, the Open Education Initiative has generated a total savings of over $200,000 for students in classes that utilize open educational resources, library materials or faculty generated content. The third round of grants will support faculty teaching large general education courses who are interested in pursuing non-traditional educational resources as an alternative to the traditional textbook.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/222213en
dc.description'Alternatives to Textbooks' Breakout session from the Living the Future 8 Conference, April 23-24, 2012, University of Arizona Libraries, Tucson, AZ.en_US
dc.subjectchanges for librariesen_US
dc.subjectacademic librariesen_US
dc.subjectinnovation in librariesen_US
dc.subjectOpen Education Initiativeen_US
dc.subjectlow-cost textbooksen_US
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