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Open Education

Open Ed @ CSU-Pueblo

Open Ed @ CSU-Pueblo is a joint project of the University Library and the Center for Teaching and Learning. It works with faculty to find, adapt, and use open education resources in all areas of study. The initiative also provides support and guidance for faculty creating and publishing original open education resources. The project has three main aims:

  • Help students save money by offering low-cost and free alternatives to traditional textbooks
  • Create a collection of open textbooks that support CSU-Pueblo's specialized programs and centers of excellence
  • Increase the visibility and impact of faculty's work by providing them with a way to create and publish open education resources

OTN badgeCSU-Pueblo is a member of the Open Textbook Network (OTN), a growing collective of higher education institutions working together to increase use of open textbooks on their campuses. As an OTN member, CSU-Pueblo has a voice in how textbooks are created, shared, and used—now, and in the future. OTN members also benefit from in-depth training workshops and community support. The OTN maintains the Open Textbook Library, a catalog of open textbooks collected from colleges and universities around the U.S., with reliable reviews written by experts.

Find and Use Open Education Resources

Open Education Resources are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under a license that permits their free use and repurposing by others. OERs can be textbooks, full courses, lesson plans, videos, tests, software, books, or images. 

OER Grant Program

Open Ed @ CSU-Pueblo aims to provide CSU-Pueblo students with free and low-cost textbook alternatives while meeting student learning outcomes. The Open Ed pilot program seeks grant proposals from CSU-Pueblo instructors on projects in support of open education and reduced textbook costs for students. Grant funding of $10,000 is made available by the CSU-Pueblo Office of the Provost and the CSU-Pueblo Foundation. Individual grant amounts will be determined by the grant committee.

The Fall 2017 deadline for proposals has passed. Award decisions will be finalized by October 4, 2017.

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