Help Lower Textbook Costs for Students

Are you an instructor who’s concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on your students? What You Can Do Attend Open Oregon’s virtual Open Textbook Workshops. The one-hour session will provide information about open textbooks and how to find discipline-specific titles. After the workshop you can earn $200-$300 by writing a review of an [more…]

Important tips for researching with Google Scholar

Rule #1 of using Google Scholar to do research for your class assignments: never, ever pay for an article. In many cases, links to full text scholarly articles (like the kind that Google Scholar finds) are through subscription sources. But the library already pays for subscriptions to many of these sources already so that you, as a [more…]

WOU Faculty: get a stipend for creating an OER

The WOU Textbook Affordability Initiative Steering Committee is providing a second round of funding for WOU instructors to adopt, adapt, or create Open Educational Resources (OERs) for their course(s). The goal of this program is to significantly reduce course materials and textbook costs for students, yet provide access to high-quality, pedagogically creative, open educational content [more…]