Learn more about Fair Use/Fair Dealing week, and how Fair Use is being celebrated on campus. Continue reading Happy Fair Use Week!
It matters how we open knowledge: Building Structural Equity Open Access Week is just around the corner (October 25-31), which gives USF and the rest of the world a week to celebrate the amazing framework that we know as Open Access. Open Access is an international movement that strives to provide free and open academic … Continue reading Open Access Week 2021
The Gleeson Library | Geschke Center’s Open Education Resources (OER) grant is part of the worldwide effort to provide equitable access to students. This year, we congratulate the largest cohort of grant recipients in the program’s history. The following is a list of grant recipients and a brief project description for each: Chris Brooks, Department … Continue reading Congratulations to the 2021 Open Education Resources (OER) Grant Recipients!
Expensive textbooks and classroom materials have always been a barrier for many students in higher education. In a 2018 survey, over 80% of students at USF reported that they did not purchase a textbook because its cost was prohibitive. The pandemic has urgently increased the need to lower costs and increase access for students. Gleeson … Continue reading Creating Solutions to Expensive Textbooks – Open Education at USF
As we move into the summer semester and plan for the fall, Gleeson Library invites faculty to consider e-textbook and streaming video options for your courses. Print and DVD course reserves are unavailable while the physical library is closed for Shelter in Place. Using ebooks and streaming video will ensure that your course resources are … Continue reading Affordable Textbook Options for Faculty
In yesterday’s post, we discussed the case for open education at the University of San Francisco and summarized what Gleeson Library|Geschke has done thus far. Today we’ll go into more detail regarding the OER Faculty Fund, a pilot program established in 2018. The first cycle of grant recipients were three faculty with very different projects. … Continue reading Open Education Week 2020 Part Two
Happy Open Education Week! The Open Education Resources (OER) movement is a response to the high cost of textbooks and educational materials. This is the 4th year that we’ve celebrated Open Education Week at the University of San Francisco. Here at Gleeson Library | Geschke Center, we’ve been hard at work not just one week … Continue reading Open Education Week 2020 Part One
Apply for the next round of open education resources grants to make your courses more affordable and accessible! Open education is a movement to address the rising costs of textbooks, which directly impacts student learning. Gleeson Library has budgeted approximately $8,000 annually for scholarly communications and this project will use a subset of that total, … Continue reading Additional Funding for the Open Education Resource Initiative!
Save the date for our fall events for Open Access Week 2019: Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge. Continue reading Open Access Week 2019!
Here at Gleeson we have some amazing programs/initiatives surrounding Open Education and Open Access. Here are quick overviews of what these programs are and how faculty can best utilize them. A Quick Overview of the Open Education Resources (OER) Program In 2018, Gleeson Library | Geschke Center piloted a new program to increase the use … Continue reading Highlights from our Open Education Program & Open Access Policy