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Open Educational Resources: Workshops

A guide to textbooks, course materials and multimedia which are free or or low cost for educational use. These resources were created with the intention of being widely used and are legal to use in courses with proper citation.

Open Education Week 2018


What is Open Education Week?

Open Education Week is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Its goal is to raise awareness about open textbooks, etc. and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide. It will be held March 5-9, 2018. The Libraries’ celebration will be themed “Astronomical” to highlight the rising cost of education and the new frontier of affordable resources.

Open Textbooks at TTU Panel

Monday, March 5 from 12:00  – 1:00 pm in TLDPC Room 152

Audience: Faculty

Texas Tech University Libraries will be partnering with the Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center to offer an information session and panel. Faculty will learn the basics about open textbooks, copyright licenses like Creative Commons, and strategies to adopt open textbooks into courses at TTU. The panel discussion will feature faculty at Tech who have written or used open textbooks in their courses.

Register Here.

Affordability Beyond Textbooks: Vendors, Courseware, and Library Resources

Wednesday, March 7 from 12:00 -1:00 pm in TLPDC Room 152

Audience: Faculty

The Open Education Week celebration continues! This brown bag session expands the conversation on classroom affordability. Received emails from vendors about Open Educational Resource (OER) resources and not sure how to respond?  Curious about new vendor OER platforms? Concerned by the high cost of courseware?  This introductory information session will present an overview of vendor OER programs, affordable courseware options, and the library resources which are already freely available to faculty and students. Register here. 

Open Education Week: Are you #textbookbroke?

Audience: Students

Textbook prices can be astronomical! How much did you spend on textbooks this semester? What could you have bought with that money? Come tell us in the Croslin Room and learn what you can do to support the open textbook movement. You can also join the conversation online at #textbookbrokeTTU.


Please contact Camille Thomas, Scholarly Publishing Librarian, at with any questions.

Open Textbook Network Workshop


Faculty Workshop Feb. 2 10am -12pm


Faculty who attended the Open Textbook Workshop discovered open textbooks in your field. Jasmine Roberts, Strategic Communications Instructor at the Ohio State University and open textbook author was the guest speaker for this session.

Academic Support Staff Workshop Feb 2. 1:30 -3pm


TTU librarians and academic support learned more about open textbooks and how to make a difference by supporting faculty who are exploring or interested in adopting open textbooks. Michelle Reed, Open Educational Resource Librarian at University of Texas at Arlington was the guest speaker for this session.

More information: National Association of College Stores' Student Behaviors toward Course Materials

If you have questions about these workshop or open textbooks, please contact Camille Thomas, Scholarly Publishing Librarian, at