Presentation Title

Exploring Affordable Course Content: The University of Minnesota Libraries Partnership for Affordable Content Project

Document Type

Presentation

Session Description

The cost of textbooks and course materials continues to rise and has created financial hardships for many students. In response to this dilemma, the University of Minnesota Libraries created the Partnership for Affordable Content, a competitive grant to help faculty find and use alternative, high-quality, low- or no-cost materials for their courses. The Partnership provides faculty with the opportunity to explore innovative course content options from Open Textbooks to student created course content. Customized teams including library subject and technology specialists and other campus partners focused on teaching and learning will support the creation of innovative, alternative course content. This session will discuss the initiative including goals, project design, proposals received and reviewed, library team development, and next steps.

Keywords

affordable content, grant, open textbooks, library materials

Related Website

https://www.lib.umn.edu/elearning/partnership

Audience Focus

Higher Education

Start Date

7-29-2015 11:15 AM

End Date

7-29-2015 12:15 PM

Brief Biography of Primary Presenter

Shane Nackerud works at the University of Minnesota as Technology Lead for Library Initiatives. He is working on new ways of integrating library content, open content, and resources into courses/curricula, and helping faculty publish open scholarly content using library publishing tools/services.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

 
Jul 29th, 11:15 AM Jul 29th, 12:15 PM

Exploring Affordable Course Content: The University of Minnesota Libraries Partnership for Affordable Content Project

The cost of textbooks and course materials continues to rise and has created financial hardships for many students. In response to this dilemma, the University of Minnesota Libraries created the Partnership for Affordable Content, a competitive grant to help faculty find and use alternative, high-quality, low- or no-cost materials for their courses. The Partnership provides faculty with the opportunity to explore innovative course content options from Open Textbooks to student created course content. Customized teams including library subject and technology specialists and other campus partners focused on teaching and learning will support the creation of innovative, alternative course content. This session will discuss the initiative including goals, project design, proposals received and reviewed, library team development, and next steps.

http://pubs.lib.umn.edu/minnesota-elearning-summit/2015/program/49