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Open and Affordable Course Materials

Option 1: Review and Compare

Would you like the flexibility to be able to adapt your course textbook and re-mix it to suit a specific course learning outcome, in-class activity, or assessment?  

The Open Textbook Library maintained by eCampusOntario provides access to more than 180 high quality, peer reviewed, openly licensed textbooks. Authored by faculty peers in Arts, Business, Science, Health, and other disciplines, the content can be fully re-mixed to suite your syllabi and learning outcomes.

The Open and Affordable Course Materials Working Group invites instructors to review and compare an open textbook as they teach their course during the Fall semester (academic year 2017/18) and consider whether they might adopt it as-is or adapt/re-mix it for use in a future course offering.

Upon completion of the review, participants will earn an honorarium of $500. Reviews will be shared under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Derivative (CC-BY-ND) 3.0 license.

How to Participate

  1. Identify a textbook aligned to your course, subject matter expertise from the Open Textbook Library maintained by eCampusOntario
  2. Submit an application to review your selected text. 
  3. Complete the Open Textbook Review and Comparison Rubric, linked below. 

Application submission deadline: October 16, 2017 (now closed). 

If you have any questions or comments, please email: open.education@queensu.ca