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Open Educational Resources

Open Textbook Network

East Tennessee State University joined the Open Textbook Network (OTN), an alliance of schools committed to access, affordability, and student academic success through the use of open textbooks.  Sherrod Library’s Student Advisory Council voted to use funding from the student library fee to pay for the university’s first year of membership. OTN came to campus on September 24, 2018 to discuss open textbooks with administrators, faculty, staff, and students. Additional OTN Workshops for faculty were held during the Spring 2019 semester. To learn more, read ETSU joins Open Textbook Network to help students with educational costs.

Do you want to learn more about Open Textbooks? Open Textbook Network Workshops will be offered during the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters. OTN Workshop is a two-hour session where you can discover open textbooks in your field with the potential to receive a $200 stipend by reviewing a textbook from the Open Textbook Library. Teaching faculty and staff, including adjuncts and graduate teaching assistants, will be eligible to attend. Registration will open closer to the time of the workshops. 

ETSU OER Awards

ETSU Open Educational Resources Awards are for individuals or programs that adopt, adapt, or create OERs. Application for the awards program is now closed. Check back during the 2019-2020 academic year to apply.

Past Events

Sherrod Library, Center for Teaching Excellence, and Student Government Association (SGA) raised awareness about Open Educational Resources on campus from March 12-15, 2018 through workshops for faculty and interactive activities for students.

The students answered: "I spent [blank] on textbooks this year. I could have bought [blank]." Check out their answers below!

$838_Puppy_for_my_Girlfriend

I spent $838 on textbooks this year. I could have bought a puppy for my girlfriend.

$250_Floor_Tickets_to_Beyonce

I spent $250 on textbooks this year. I could have bought floor tickets to Beyoncé.

$600_Saved

I spent $600 on textbooks this year. I could have saved.

$850_MCAT_Test_Fees

I spent $850 on textbooks this year. I could have bought MCAT Test Fees. 

$500_Clothes_for_My_Daughter

I spent $500 on textbooks this year. I could have bought clothes for my daughter.

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Contact

For questions regarding Open Educational Resources, please email oer@etsu.edu

Open Textbook Network Bade