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Cultivating Textbook Alternatives From The Ground Up: One Public University’S Sustainable Model For Open And Alternative Educational Resource Proliferation, Jonathan Lashley, Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Andrew B. Bennett, Brian L. Lindshield May 2017

Cultivating Textbook Alternatives From The Ground Up: One Public University’S Sustainable Model For Open And Alternative Educational Resource Proliferation, Jonathan Lashley, Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Andrew B. Bennett, Brian L. Lindshield

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This note from the field reviews the sustainability of an institution-wide program for adopting and adapting open and alternative educational resources (OAER) at Kansas State University (K-State). Developed in consult of open textbook initiatives at other institutions and modified around the needs and expectations of K-State students and faculty, this initiative proposes a sustainable means of incentivizing faculty participation via institutional support, encouraging the creation and maintenance of OAER through recurring funding, promoting innovative realizations of “educational resources” beyond traditional textbooks, and rallying faculty participation in adopting increasingly open textbook alternatives. The history and resulting structure of the initiative raise ...


Oer Production Workflows For Open Textbooks, Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Allison P. Brown, Billy Meinke, Anthony Palmiotto May 2017

Oer Production Workflows For Open Textbooks, Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Allison P. Brown, Billy Meinke, Anthony Palmiotto

Rebel Cummings-Sauls

Guest Speakers Allison Brown, SUNY Geneseo; Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Kansas State University; Billy Meinke, University of Hawaii; and Anthony Palmiotto, OpenStax discussed production workflows for open textbooks within their organizations. 

Is there a typical process and timeline for producing an open textbook? Where are the pain points? How could the process be made more efficient? How are staff and faculty working on these projects managing the tasks and timelines involved? How is progress tracked and momentum sustained?