Use of open educational resources (OER) has picked up steam in higher education in recent years. At the University of Kentucky (UK), thanks to UK Libraries’ Alternative Textbook Grant Program, an increasing number of instructors have replaced traditional textbooks with OER or library-licensed resources to ensure their students’ access to essential learning materials. The instructors have gained insights and learned lessons through teaching courses with such alternative textbooks. To provide the instructors with an opportunity to share their thoughts and experiences, UK Libraries will host a panel discussion during Open Education Week in March 2018.

How Did They Do That?: Use of Alternative Textbooks for Teaching and Learning
Date and time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Thursday, March 8, 2018
Location: Alumni Gallery, William T. Young Library

Trey Conatser from the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) will facilitate a panel discussion about teaching with alternative textbooks. There will be time for a moderated Q&A between the panelists and the audience.

This event will be open to all UK instructors, instructional designers, and graduate students who are interested in using alternative textbooks for teaching and learning. Refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you at the event. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact UK Libraries.

For more information about OER, visit UK Libraries' alternative textbook guide.