Over the last few decades, textbook prices have been increasing 3-4 times faster than the overall price level. Responding to this, many students choose to either not buy textbooks or delay purchasing them until the semester is well underway. In response, a growing number of faculty, departments, colleges, and universities have begun to create and use open educational resources that are freely available to students and faculty.
In this episode, we discuss the process of creating an open textbook with Kristen Munger, who, along with several collaborators, created Steps to Success: Crossing the Bridge Between Literacy Research and Practice, as part of the SUNY Open Textbook project. We also discuss how and why faculty may wish to consider adopting or creating open educational resources.
Kristen Munger is an Associate Dean in the School of Education at SUNY-Oswego. Prior to becoming Associate Dean, she was a faculty member in the Counseling and Psychological Services department at SUNY-Oswego. Before beginning her doctoral work at Syracuse University, she practiced as a school psychologist in New York state schools for twelve years.
A transcript and show notes are available at teaforteaching.com
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67. Iterative OER Development
66. Just-in-Time Textbook
65. Retrieval Practice
64. How Humans Learn
63. Building a Campus Culture of Accessibility
62. 2018 Reflections
61. A Motivational Syllabus
60. Inclusive teaching
59. Gatekeeping in Math Ed
56. Love's labor not lost
55. Open pedagogy
53. Teaching faculty
51. Engaged scholarship
50. Diversity and inclusion
49. Closing the performance gap
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