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Please send me an email to let me know you're interested in furthering the use of Open Educational Resources at the University of Washington.
OER-related Work and the UW
UW has engaged in numerous institutional efforts related to OER:
- UW IT Study of E-Textbooks (2013)
- ASUW (2014) and GPSS (2015) pass resolutions supporting open textbooks
- WashPIRG joins with the Libraries in an (unfnded) 2014/15 STF proposal: Driving Open Textbook Adoption
- UW Libraries joins the Open Textbook Network (Summer 2015)
- UW Libraries creates the Open Educational Resources Steering Committee (Fall 2015)
- UW Libraries hosts David Ernst and Sarah Cohen from the Open Textbook Network for a full day series of workshops on adopting OER (January 2016)
- UW Libraries participated in the February 3rd WashPIRG release event (Seattle Times Article) for the U.S. PIRG national report on textbook affordability, called "Covering the Cost" (February 2016)
- A Friends of the UW Libraries Grant funded UW faculty to create two new open textbooks through the Rebus Community (June 2016)
- UW Libraries participated in a panel discussion of "Open Educational Resources and Open Textbooks at the UW," at the UW Board of Regents meetings (May 2017)
- Financial Strategy for Public Managers by Sharon Kioko and Justin Marlowe was the first Rebus Community-supported open textbook project to be published (October 2017)
- UW Libraries participated in the January 25th WashPIRG release event for the U.S. PIRG national report "Open 101: An Action Plan for Affordable Textbooks" (January 2018)
Are you currently creating or adopting OER (including open textbooks), or interested in doing so? Please email me so I can let you know when I learn of any applicable pilot projects, opportunities for stipends and/or grant funding, and interesting collaborative efforts.