University of Minnesota

For Promoting Faculty Adoption Of Open Textbooks

  • Amount
    $600,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    3/16/2015
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
The University of Minnesota runs the Open Textbook Initiative to engage with U.S. universities and colleges to help establish or advance open textbook initiatives and faculty adoption of OER. The Initiative would grow to meet increasing demand by continuing to run open textbook review workshops at campuses; training local staff to run workshops independently; training faculty to become champions of open textbooks and credible OER advocates to their peers; and expanding the newly established Open Textbook Network of higher education institutions. This work will expand adoption of OER in higher education to equalize access to education for all learners.
About the Grantee
Address
200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Grants to this Grantee
for support of the Open Textbook Network  
The Open Textbook Network is a community of over 1,300 colleges and universities working to advance open education. Its focus of the last few years on building a community — both in size and common understanding — has positioned it well to leverage its collective resources to more directly focus on addressing issues of inequity and exclusion in higher education. The network will accomplish this through working directly with higher education faculty to develop and disseminate open pedagogies and practices, and by working with state and system leaders to support and encourage the systematic implementation of these practices.

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