Open Education Week is March 4-8. University of Houston Libraries joins the global movement to raise awareness and demonstrate the impact of open education.
According to the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), open education “encompasses resources, tools and practices that are free of legal, financial and technical barriers and can be fully used, shared and adapted in the digital environment” and “maximizes the power of the Internet to make education more affordable, accessible and effective.”
The Alternative Textbook Incentive Program (ATIP) offers monetary awards to UH instructors who replace a required traditional textbook with open or alternative textbooks in their courses. Application deadline is March 29.
- March 4 at 2pm | Open Educational Resources Drop-in Consultation. The OER coordinator will be available in the Faculty Cafe to help you find and evaluate OER for your courses. Stop by with questions or to learn more about OER.
- March 5 at 11am | Open Educational Resources Drop-in Consultation
- March 7 at 2pm | Alternative Textbook Incentive Program: Faculty Insights. This presentation shares ATIP application information and insights from faculty who participated in the 2018-19 ATIP cohort. This is a viewing of a recorded presentation.
All UH instructors are invited to fill out this survey to help determine the impact of open education across campus.