Creating Open Educational Resources with Book Sprints

Credit: iStock.com/Chinnapong
Credit: iStock.com/Chinnapong
Open educational resources (OER) are gaining traction as a way to address the high cost of textbooks and students’ subsequent reluctance to purchase them. But there are still relatively few OER textbooks in many subject areas, possibly due to the lack of incentive for producing them. Authors do not get royalties, and many departments look askance at OER textbooks as professional publications for tenure or promotion.

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