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Faculty Panel: Adventures in Teaching with Alternative Textbooks and OERs

Event Location: 
Alumni Gallery, William T Young Library
Event Date: 
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 3:30pm

Event concludes at 4:40, with a reception until 5:10.

Join William T Young Library and CELT for a conversation with faculty who have successfully adopted alternative textbooks or other open educational resources for their courses as a result of Young Library's alternative textbook grant. While there is a clear consensus that students are increasingly burdened with rising textbook costs (among other rising college costs) and that instructors share common difficulties working with traditional textbooks, it can be difficult to locate, adapt, and combine open resources into a quality set for students, and to shift the course design and pedagogy to align with these new resources. Audience questions will be encouraged. The panel will cover topics such as:

  • why faculty decided to adopt an alternative textbook
  • how faculty located useful and quality alternative materials
  • how faculty adapted alternative textbooks and resources to align with their course
  • how faculty revised assignment/course design and pedagogy to align with the new materials
  • impacts on student learning, student responses, and lessons moving forward