‘Open’ your Textbooks, Please

North Seattle College is hosting a Open Textbook Workshop on April 20, 2010, from 10-3, with lunch included.  Come and join the effort in making textbooks more affordable. Become an advocate and trainer  for Open Textbooks.

This event is  sponsored by the Community College Open Textbook Project and The Washington State Board of Community And Technical Colleges (SBCTC) and free for all who want to attend.  SBCTC is also offering to pay for mileage of those who are traveling more than 50 Miles  to attend the event.

Advocates and Trainers will learn how to:

  • Foster interest in open textbooks
  • Assist faculty with discovering, selecting, and adopting open textbooks
  • Assist students in choosing a format (online, downloaded, printed, bound)
  • Work with all the stakeholders on campus including bookstore, print
    shop, library, and administration
  • Provide feedback to the authors and educational community
  • Plan, market, and deliver an adoption workshop
  • Find textbook usage and costs on your campus

In addition to travel reimbursement, Advocates and Trainers will receive a $1,500 stipend to assist in their development, as well as to present a faculty workshop about Adopting Open Textbooks at their local college campus.

To register for the Seattle workshop and for information on becoming an Advocate and  Trainer,  and locations for other workshops please visit http://opentextbookadvocatetrainers.ning.com/.

1 comment to ‘Open’ your Textbooks, Please

  • Hi Brendan and thanks for publicizing the Seattle Open Textbook Advocate Trainer workshop. It is nearly full and may not be convenient for everyone. There are others available: Synchronous Online starting in two days (noon on March 8), Baltimore March 27 at the League of Innovation conference, and online Learn-at-Your-Own-Pace May 1-31. All are free of charge. Registration is by joining http://opentextbookadvocatetrainers.ning.com/ Once membership is approved, simply join the Group for the workshop of choice.

    Jacky Hood
    Director, Open Textbooks
    650 949-7091

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