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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 intended to help 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.

2017-2018 OER Grant Recipients

In Fall 2017, the Provost's Office announced a $10,000 pilot grant program for OER projects. Seven projects were selected for funding:

  • Tiffany Grainger (Sociology):  Human Trafficking Awareness Education
  • Arlene Reilly Sandoval & Carol Langer (Social Work): Social Welfare History in the US
  • Joel Johnson (Political Science): Political Science Research Methods
  • Yvonne Montoya, Rufina Butler, Elizabeth Sharp-Hendricks, Kathryn Starkey (Communication & Rhetoric): Speaking and Listening
  • Kim Cowden (MCCNM): Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Leticia Steffen (MCCNM): Journalism
  • Susan Calhoun-Stuber (Sociology): Sociological Methods

Each project is developing an open textbook or open course materials to be used in the classroom instead of a traditional commercial textbook or platform.

Resources for grant recipients

Questions related to grant administration, including final deliverables, should be directed to the Center for Teaching and Learning. A copy of the final report template can be downloaded below. Please check your grant confirmation letter for deliverable deadlines.

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. 

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