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Open Education Resources: VIVA & OEN

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

By promoting the use and creation of high-quality educational materials that are free for students, 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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