University of Wyoming Libraries recently awarded alternative textbook grants to six faculty members to implement open educational resources (OER) in their classes for the 2023-24 academic year.
The open course materials and textbooks resulting from the grants are projected to save UW students more than $30,400 per semester. Grants are awarded to instructors who adopt, adapt or create new open textbooks or other learning materials for their courses.
“This round, we saw applications from two previous grant recipients who have completed and implemented their previous projects,” says Sammy Peter, chair of research and instruction at UW Libraries. “It’s a demonstration of the impact OER can have on student engagement to see faculty thoughtfully transition additional courses to OER.”
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