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College of Science Funds OER Development

by Michelle Reed Sep 12 2018 - 12:50pm
Melissa Walsh

Melissa Walsh, Lecturer in UTA’s Department of Biology, was recently awarded an Improving Student Success in Science grant totaling $8,300 for her project titled, “Development and Implementation of a Sustainable Open Educational Resources Curriculum for Biology 1441: Cell and Molecular Biology.”

 

The funding...

The Semester You Learn to Walk (a lecture)

by Michelle Reed Mar 6 2018 - 8:28am
Photo of Ursula Abdala

This student-authored post is part of UTA Libraries’ Open Education Week celebration. It was written by Ursula Abdala. If you’re a UTA student interested in contributing a blog post related to educational resources, contact Michelle Reed.

You start a semester with 700 dollars from working all through winter break.

365 (rent) 165 (parking on campus) 105 (car insurance) 10 (month supply of instant noodles)

I’ll save you the trouble of doing math: by the first day of classes, you actually have 55 dollars to last until the next paycheck. None of the books you need for class will...

UTA Libraries Join Institutions across the Globe in Celebrating Open Education

by Michelle Reed Mar 16 2017 - 2:57pm
Open Education Week 2017

In celebration of Open Education Week, UTA Libraries will host a series of events for faculty, staff, and students intended to raise awareness of open educational resources (OER) and open educational practices at UTA. Additionally, stop by the E.H. Hereford University Center anytime during the week of March 27-31 to check out our Open Education Week display, which features Textbook Heroes who are leveraging open resources to reduce textbook costs for UTA students.

Monday, March 27

We’ll kick off Open Education Week with an opportunity for students to speak out about textbooks. Take...