Authoring Open Textbooks

  • Melissa Falldin CEHD University of Minnesota


If you can’t find a book that suits your needs, write one! Educators in K−12 and higher education are doing just that. This presentation will cover the process used to write three textbooks in a school district in the pilot year 2016. The process that was developed and refined in the pilot year is now being used in schools to develop additional books. In addition, attendees will be introduced to a guide developed for authors, project managers, librarians and others in order to help them write and publish their own open textbooks.

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Author Biography

Melissa Falldin, CEHD University of Minnesota

Melissa Falldin, is an Instructional Designer in the U of M, College of Education and Human Development, Digital Innovation and Education team. She has a M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology and has extensive experience in teaching and educational technology. Throughout her career, Melissa has specialized in leveraging innovative technologies to enhance learning and learner success.