Driving Awareness, Adoptions, and Affordability
Instructors are sometimes reluctant to adopt open-licensed textbooks due to concerns around updating and enhancing the material. Through author-adopter communities, community members make textbook improvements, add supplementary materials, and address the challenges of adopting open textbooks. This panel at the SloanC/MERLOT conference ompares methods and tools in nine open textbook author/adopter communities.
Moderator: Nicholas Smith - DynamicBooks
Jacky Hood - FHDA, COT, OpenDoorsGroup, RightWave
Joanne Munroe - Tacoma Community College
Bill Buxton - Textbook Equity
Una Daly - Foothill De Anza Community College District
Barbara Illowsky - De Anza Community College
Photo note: Yeosu Expo 2012 design competition entry photo open licensed by USD Space. Unfortunately this design was not selected. More pictures of this design entry; scroll down to see them all.