OER Explore Workshop

Event Date: 
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
King Library - Center for Digital Scholarship (302)

Fall 2018 OER Explore Workshop
Wed., Nov. 15 • 2-4 p.m.
King Library
Center for Digital Scholarship (302)

Interested in attending?

Application form


Contact Carla Myers
Coordinator of Scholarly Communications
(513) 529-3935 | myersc2@MiamiOH.edu


The University Libraries are fighting back against rising textbook costs using open educational resources (OERs).

Miami University faculty are invited to participate in the OER Explore Workshop held Wednesday, November 15 from 2-4 p.m. in the King Library Center for Digital Scholarship (302). During the two-hour session, they will learn about open textbooks resources. Faculty are eligible to receive a $200 stipend toward their efforts in exploring open textbook options for one of their courses by participating in the workshop and writing a review of an open textbook found in the Open Textbook Library (OTL) after attending.

Faculty can apply for the workshop using this online form. Capacity is limited, and preference will be given based on OTL textbook subject area availability. Those selected to participate will be notified by 5 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 7. In an effort to promote widespread participation in the initiative, faculty who have participated in previous OER Explore Workshops will not be eligible for this cycle. Faculty must both participate in the workshop and complete a review of an open textbook in the OTL in order to be eligible for the $200 stipend.

Questions about the workshop or about open textbooks in general can be directed to Carla Myers, coordinator of scholarly communications at (513) 529-3935 or myersc2@MiamiOH.edu.

OERs are already having a significant impact on affordability at Miami. Read the story and watch our recent video:

The Fall 2018 OER Explore Workshop is sponsored by Miami University Libraries and Miami University's Office of the Provost.