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Profiles of Academic Library Efforts in Open Education

  • ID: 4757397
  • Report
  • March 2019
  • Region: Global
  • 49 pages
  • Primary Research Group
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The study profiles the efforts of seven academic libraries to foster the use of and/or development of open access education materials, particularly textbooks, but also supplemental materials, tests and quizzes, and other course materials. 

The following organizations are profiled: University of North Carolina, Charlotte; Southern Utah University, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Macalester College, Emry & Henry College, Clemson University and Virginia Tech. 

Among the many issues discussed are: outreach to faculty, programs to award grants to faculty for open access educational materials development, cooperation with other university departments such as Teaching and Learning, cooperation with academic faculties and university administration, the role of outside bodies and trade and professional associations, key workshops and conferences, rights and permissions, collection evaluation acquisitions for the purposes of open education development, complementary open access and commercial licensing strategies, development of non-print open education materials such as virtual reality, videos and testing systems, financing, funding and assessment and much more of interest to academic libraries developing their role in open education.

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  • Brief Profile of the University of North Carolina Charlotte
  • Organization of Library Efforts in Open Education and Textbook Provision
  • eTextbook Database
  • eBooks Suitable for Course Adoption
  • Ascendance of Digital Textbooks
  • Activities to Spur Faculty to Use Open Education Resources
  • Grants to Faculty to Switch to Open Access Materials
  • Faculty Role in Production of OE Materials
  • Development of Open Access Audio-Visual Materials
  • Ancillary Materials, Quizzes and the Future of Open Education Textbooks
  • Advice for Peers


  • Profile of Southern Utah University
  • Program Focus
  • OER in Nursing Programs
  • Open Pedagogy and Open Education
  • Open Access in the Basic College Writing Program
  • OER In the History Department
  • OER in Language Instruction
  • Open Access Educational Materials Creation at Southern Utah University
  • Workshops
  • Assessment
  • Open Education Week
  • Cooperation with the University Department of Education
  • Workshops for Faculty
  • Advice for Peers
  • The University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Brief Profile of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Open Education Online MBA Program
  • Open Access Niche Strategy
  • Open Access MBA Program Dimensions
  • Programs for the Future
  • Benefits from Efforts of the State Library Consortium in Open Education
  • Finding Funding for Open Education
  • Advice for Peers


  • Brief Profile of Macalester College
  • Sparking Interest in Open Access
  • Role of the Student Government in Textbook Provision
  • Developing Open Education Authors
  • Workshops for Potential Authors & Creators
  • H5P Workshop
  • Author Workshops
  • Workshops on Pressbooks
  • Workshops on Textbook Customization
  • Role of the Oberlin Group
  • Advice for Peers


  • About Emery & Henry College
  • Membership in the Open Textbook Network
  • Allies in University Administration
  • Workshops and Faculty Outreach
  • Advice for Peers


  • Profile of Virginia Tech
  • Organization of the Open Education Effort
  • Subject Areas Most Impacted by Open Education Materials at VT
  • Open Access in Business Education Programs
  • How Fundamentals of Business was Born
  • Faculty Stipend Program and Other Library Support Services for Open Education
  • Getting Out the Word
  • Cooperation with the Center for Teaching and Learning & the Professoriate Program
  • Beyond Text: Open Education and Virtual Reality
  • The Librarian’s Toolbox and other Directory Resources
  • Advice for Peers


  • About Clemson
  • A New Position for Open Education Resources
  • Institutional Reporting Lines for the Position
  • A Formal Partnership with Clemson Online
  • OER Stipend Program for Faculty
  • What Faculty Want to Know
  • Open Access Gamification
  • Open Source Homework Systems
  • Workshops & Events
  • Open Education Activities of State Consortia
  • Particularly Admired Open Education Programs
  • Advice for Peers
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  • Clemson University and Virginia Tech.
  • Emry & Henry College
  • Macalester College
  • Southern Utah University
  • The University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte
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