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!
How much is your textbook? Is it too much? This year, Gleeson Library is working to address the cost of textbooks and its impact on student learning. We’re celebrating Open Education Week and making moves! For more information about Open Education Week please contact Charlotte Roh at firstname.lastname@example.org. Continue reading Open Education Week 2018: #textbookbroke #OEWeek
Open Access is online access to scholarly research free of charge and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. In other words Open Access is scholarly research without borders With Open Access more people can interact with the scholarship of others, more people can build upon that scholarship, more people can benefit from the research … Continue reading Gleeson Library Celebrates Open Access Week 2016
We know textbooks can break the bank! Here are some options to getting them for free or on the cheap. • Search by title, author, or ISBN in the library’s catalog to see if USF owns a copy. • Check to see if your instructor has put a copy on reserve in the library. Search here by … Continue reading Looking for a Textbook?