Open Textbook Workshop (4/6/23)

Hosted by University of Texas at Arlington


Date and Time:

Thursday, April 6th, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Are you an instructor who is concerned about the impact of course material costs on your students? Explore possible open textbook solutions by attending a workshop and writing a short textbook review. Receive a $200 stipend for your efforts!

Did You Know...

  • The high cost of some course materials can impede students’ academic success.
  • The cost of textbooks is rising at a rate of 4 times inflation.
  • Seven out of 10 students don’t purchase a required textbook during their academic career because of cost.
  • 60% of students have delayed purchasing textbooks until they’ve received their financial aid.

Open Textbooks

Open textbooks can alleviate the burden of educational costs for students and provide faculty with content that can be customized for their courses. Open textbooks are full, real textbooks, used by many faculty across the country, including here at UTA. They are licensed to be freely used, edited, and distributed. Many are also accompanied by customizable slides, test banks, and other supplemental materials.

What You Can Do

Attend an Open Textbook Workshop at UTA to discover open textbooks in your field. After the workshop, you’ll be asked to write a short review of an open textbook from the Open Textbook Library. Your review will benefit other faculty considering open textbooks, and you’ll receive a $200 stipend for your participation and written review.

If you have questions about this workshop or open textbooks, please contact Jessica McClean, Director of OER (