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Making Course Material Affordable

Date:
Tuesday, July 10th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Registration is Required
Website:
http://my.ilstu.edu/ctlt-event/1539

Event Description

A 2016 study reveals 66% of students have not purchased one or more required textbooks because they cannot afford them. Moreover, data show that costly course materials can negatively impact student grades and retention at the university. Discover how you might ease the burden on students by using open educational resources (OERs). You’ll learn to locate and evaluate materials like open textbooks and find examples of affordable materials in your discipline. You’ll leave understanding Creative Commons licensing and understand models for authoring open textbooks—including exploring funding models and different publishing models. Participants are encourages to bring their laptops. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.

Organizer

Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Phone:
(309) 438-2542
Email:
ctlt@ilstu.edu
Website:
http://www.ctlt.ilstu.edu/

Venue

Instructional Technology and Development Center
301 S. Main Street
Normal, IL
Room:
103b
Phone:
(309) 438-2542
Website:
http://ctlt.illinoisstate.edu/