[Open-education] Free Webinar > Open Textbook Publishing and Adoptions > February 5 2014 > 2:00 pm (ET)

McKiernan, Gerard [LIB] gerrymck at iastate.edu
Mon Jan 27 18:47:04 UTC 2014


I'm pleased to learn about your project; I look forward to reviewing.

BTW: You may be interested in my LibGuide _OATs: Open Access Textbooks_  that "...  provides access to descriptions and links to known initiatives and organizations that support the development and promotion of Open Access textbooks, and to OA and low-cost e-books and textbook catalogs and databases."

It is available at




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Subject: Re: [Open-education] Free Webinar > Open Textbook Publishing and Adoptions > February 5 2014 > 2:00 pm (ET)

Speaking of open textbooks, I am recruiting educators and librarians who have had experience in implementing open textbooks for a 60 minute phenomenological study. I am a Masters student at Royal Roads University writing my thesis on open textbooks. You can fine more information about the project here:

Please email me if interested!


On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 11:36 AM, McKiernan, Gerard [LIB] <gerrymck at iastate.edu<mailto:gerrymck at iastate.edu>> wrote:

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Recent research conducted by the OER Research Hub indicates that nearly 60% of community college faculty choose OER and open textbooks based on the reputation of the institution  or recommendations from trusted colleagues. Join us on Wed, February 5, at 11:00 am (PT), 2:00 pm (ET) to hear about two high-quality open textbook publishing initiatives, one through the State University of New York (SUNY) and the other through OpenStax College at Rice University.  Our featured speakers will share their experiences with publishing open textbooks for use by both faculty and students and share their open textbook adoption strategies.

Cyril Oberlander, Director of Library Services at SUNY Geneseo heads up the SUNY Open Textbook initiative which publishes high-quality, cost-effective course resources by engaging faculty as authors and peer-reviewers, and libraries as a publishing service and infrastructure. They have released three open textbooks this last fall in their planned series of fifteen open textbooks in various disciplines.

David Harris, Editor-in-chief OpenStax College at Rice University’s Connexions project. OpenStax College is a nonprofit organization committed to improving student access to quality learning materials. Their free textbooks are developed and peer-reviewed by educators to ensure they are readable, accurate, and meet the scope and sequence requirements of college courses. Their first six books released over the last two years are focused on general education courses and are gaining adoptions.


No pre-registration is necessary.

Click on [Webinar] link on the day of the webinar to login and listen.

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Gerry McKiernan

Associate Professor
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University
150 Parks Library
Ames IA 50011

"It's Not The Journey; It's The Detours."


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