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Open Education Week at UTA: Events for Teachers

by Michelle Reed Feb 14 2018 - 1:43pm
Open Education Week 2018

During Open Education Week, UTA CARES will offer a number of events in support of UTA educators interested in exploring all that open education has to offer.

 

  Open Office Hours

 

Stop by Central Library B20 with your syllabus for...

Open Education Grant Program Now Accepting Proposals

by Michelle Reed Feb 7 2018 - 2:48pm
Sign that reads "Come in, We're Open"

UTA Libraries are now accepting proposals for the UTA CARES Grant Program. Funding of up to $10,000 per project is available to support work that advances the practice of open education. Applications will be accepted in three categories until March 19.

UTA will save students over $168,000 in Spring 2018 due to the use of open educational resources (OER) and other free materials in place of high-cost, commercial textbooks and bundles. UTA faculty who have transitioned to these types of resources spoke about their experiences in the Libraries’ Textbook Hero Video Series.

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Pioneer of Open Education Presents at UTA

by Michelle Reed Jun 21 2017 - 7:16pm
David Wiley presents at UTA Libraries

Yesterday UTA Libraries in partnership with the LINK Research Lab welcomed Dr. David Wiley, a pioneer of open education, to campus for a public presentation held in the Central Library.

The event kicked off with an announcement about the UTA CARES grant program, sponsored by the Libraries, which recently awarded its first round of grants in support of projects that further open education at UTA. In 2017, the Libraries awarded four grants to Dr. Sharareh Kermanshachi (Civil Engineering), Bret Lathwell (Sociology), Dr. Mohan Pant (Curriculum and Instruction), and Alicia Soueid (Modern...

Calling All Textbook Heroes

by Michelle Reed May 5 2017 - 1:21pm
Textbook Hero

During Open Education Week, an international celebration of the impact open education has on teaching and learning, UTA Libraries asked students to nominate a Textbook Hero for a chance to win a $50 gift card. Our Textbook Heroes are teachers whose thoughtful selection of free or low-cost educational resources has a positive impact on UTA students. We’re excited to announce that Ellen Dinh is our first gift card winner for her nomination of Dr. Jonathan Abel.

Dr. Abel uses U.S. History, an open textbook published by OpenStax, in his History 1311 and 1312 courses. The digital version...