Open University

For Exploring The Viability Of Introducing Open Textbooks In Higher Education In The United Kingdom

  • Amount
    $300,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    3/24/2017
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
The Open University was founded in the U.K. in 1969 to open up higher education to all, regardless of circumstances or location. The university will explore the viability of introducing open textbooks in U.K. higher education. The project will also test the generalizability of two open textbook adoption models currently supported by the Program: the OpenStax model and the Open Textbook Network approach.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.open.ac.uk/ 
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK7 6AA United Kingdom
Grants to this Grantee
for the Global OER Graduate Network  
The Open University’s Global OER Graduate Network is an international network that uses seminars and online community building to connect researchers and Ph.D. students who are studying issues related to open educational resources. The network will continue to enhance the diversity of its membership, synthesize important research findings, and sustain a community of practice. A robust research infrastructure and increased use of high-impact studies will support effective implementation of open educational resources and practices.
for exploring the viability of introducing open textbooks in higher education in the United Kingdom  
The Open University was founded in the U.K. in 1969 to open up higher education to all, regardless of circumstances or location. The university will explore the viability of introducing open textbooks in U.K. higher education. The project will also test the generalizability of two open textbook adoption models currently supported by the Program: the OpenStax model and the Open Textbook Network approach.

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