Author Archives: M. Denise Dimsdale

Textbook Transformation Grants Call for Proposals

Affordable Learning Georgia has issued a call for proposals for their Textbook Transformation Grants.  The grants support the adoption of low-cost or no cost course materials. This is the second round of Textbook Transformation grant opportunities; the first round resulted … Continue reading

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Kicking off Open Access Week with Affordable Learning Georgia

Open Access Week begins today and runs through October 26.  This international event helps scholars and researchers spread the word about open access to scholarly articles, open data, and open educational resources. In celebration, the GSU library will be blogging … Continue reading

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GSU Library eBook Workshop

Are you interested in using eBooks offered through the GSU library?  A workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 15 from 2-3:30 in Library North, Classroom 1. During the first half of the workshop, we will answer frequently asked questions.  … Continue reading

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Emerging Technologies for Online Learning Conference–April 9-11

    Streamed Live on Campus Aderhold, Room 423       Attend all of the sessions or drop by for the ones that most interest you. No registration necessary. Seating is limited to 25, so come early to ensure … Continue reading

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Teach effectively and creatively with open content and other affordable solutions

Several library blogs this week have focused on locating and using open resources.  However, it can be challenging to determine the most effective way to incorporate these materials into your course. Listed below are three services to help you get … Continue reading

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Authoring Online Content: Create, Remix, Share….

Oftentimes, when creating content, authors want to incorporate materials such as photos, video clips, book chapters, and other materials created by others.  The easiest way to do this is to use materials that are licensed with a Creative Commons license.  … Continue reading

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Professional quality open textbooks…and more….much more…

Locating free, high-quality, online learning materials that are licensed for distribution and adaptation for teaching a course can be a challenge.  Currently, there is a huge focus on open textbooks, but sometimes you need other types of material. Listed below … Continue reading

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“One brilliant idea… high-quality, free, open texts, and resources.” –openstaxcollege.org

Concerns over the high cost of college and student debt extends to the high costs of textbooks. But oftentimes, it doesn’t need to. There are many free or affordable solutions.  OpenStax College may be an option for your course. If … Continue reading

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Open Education Week, March 10-15

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Open Education Week  starts today!  Check back with the GSU library blog each day this week to learn more about open education. By the way, what is open education and why is it important? Open education is a movement that … Continue reading

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How does the cost of textbooks and other course materials affect your students?

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Instructors often only consider costs after locating the best resources they can find for their course.  This makes sense because we want our students to have access to high quality resources. However, when it comes to student success and completion, … Continue reading

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