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Shopping for Open Education Resources: An Introduction and Exploration: VIVA & OTN

This guide includes a short introduction to Open Educational Resources and where to find them.

VIVA and the Open Textbook Network

"VIVA Open Textbook Network: Student Savings Exceed Expectations in Pilot Year!" Virtual Library of Virginia. 2 February 2018. http://www.vivalib.org/committees/outreach/product_announcements/VIVA-OTN-2018.html.

Textbook and related costs are a well-known barrier to college affordability for students.  VIVA’s Open Textbook Network (OTN) System Membership --of which Mary Baldwin is a part-- allows VIVA to train open education leaders who will hold workshops for faculty across the state to support them in making greater use of openly available educational materials, including textbooks, which are free of cost to students.

By promoting the use and creation of high-quality educational materials that are free for students to use, this initiative will increase affordability in higher education, promote student success, and empower Virginia faculty to contribute to the growing field of open course materials. 

As part of this initiative, VIVA sponsors up to five faculty reviewers per institution. Reviewers receive OTN training and are paid $200. If you're interested, please contact Carol Creager, University Librarian.

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