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March 6: Faculty workshop on Open Textbook Library

PULLMAN, Wash. – A free workshop about the Open Textbook Library and use of open educational resources (OERs) will be presented for the Washington State University community 9-10:30 a.m. Monday, March 6, in the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC) on the fourth floor of Holland Library. » More …

Affordable learning grant applications due Feb. 15

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

PULLMAN, Wash. – WSU faculty members interested in integrating open educational resources (OERs) and/or library-licensed resources into their courses are invited to apply for affordable learning grants of $1,000-$5,000 by Wednesday, Feb. 15. » More …

Oct. 24-30: ‘Hacktivist’ film, events for Open Access Week

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

international-open-access-week-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Presentations about open access textbooks, a screening of a documentary on the late Internet “hacktivist” Aaron Swartz and a workshop about social media presence will make up events celebrating International Open Access Week Oct. 24-30 at Washington State University. » More …

‘Death of a Textbook’ highlights open educational resources

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

international-open-access-week-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Some things are scarier than the ghosts, ghouls and goblins of Halloween. For college students (and many of their parents), the cost of textbooks and related course materials can make their hearts skip a beat more than the holiday’s worst horror movie. » More …

April 19, 20: Alternatives to expensive course materials

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Open-Education-WeekPULLMAN, Wash. – Rising tuition isn’t the only burden college students face; textbook costs also have increased. Washington State University will host a webinar and educational technology open house April 19 and 20 detailing high-quality, low-cost alternatives to traditional course materials in honor of Open Education Week. » More …

Task force will look into rising costs of classroom materials

booksPULLMAN, Wash. – In an effort to lessen the cost of higher education for Washington State University students, Interim President Dan Bernardo has convened a task force to address the rising costs of course materials. » More …

Professor retiring as teaching textbook enters 10th edition

By Trevor Havard, College of Education intern

Parkay-head-shotPULLMAN, Wash. – The first thing that strikes you is the simplicity of the title: “Becoming a Teacher.” The straightforward approach Forrest Parkay uses may explain why his textbook, appearing in its 10th edition, is widely used in colleges and universities across the world, including in languages like Mandarin and Indonesian. » More …

April 18: Annual 5K to raise money for student book stipends

By Madison Rosenbaum, Tri-Cities marketing communications intern

5K-race-logo-webRICHLAND, Wash. – Textbooks don’t come cheap, so the Associated Students of Washington State University Tri-Cities hosts a fundraiser to help students purchase books. » More …