Open Education Week 2022: March 7-11

Open Education (OE) Week is this week, March 7-11. OE Week puts a spotlight on the use and development of Open Educational Resources (OER), defined as any teaching, learning, and research resources that allow for free use and repurposing by others. Ever heard from students frustrated with the cost of textbooks? Incorporating OER into your courses can have a tangible, positive impact on students’ ability to afford higher education.

Open Education Week 2021: March 1-5

Welcome to Open Education Week 2021! Open Education Week (OE Week) celebrates learning about open education and actively sharing Open Educational Resources (OER). The Library is committed to OER adoption and creation, and we hope you’ll be able to take a moment this week to explore the possibilities that open education offers! What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that allow for free use and repurposing of educational content. Why OER? Lower the cost of higher education and save students money Provide equitable access to instructional materials Find new ideas, activities and resources posted by…

“Our Favorite Books of 2020” from PressbooksEDU recognizes Badass Womxn in the Pacific Northwest

PressbookEDU’s first annual “Our Favorite Books of 2020” has recognized UW Bothell’s Badass Womxn in the Pacific Northwest zine.  In the words of Pressbooks staff: “Oh, and also these two student authored books are legit awesome:” China’s Magical Creatures by Tineke D’Haeseleer and student contributors Badass Womxn in the Pacific Northwest from University of Washington by UWB Zine Queenz – PressbooksEDU, “Our Favorite Books of 2020,” 12/18/2020 Badass Womxn was envisioned, planned, and created by IAS Professor Julie Shayne and her students, with student lead Nicole Carter and librarians Penelope Wood and Denise Hattwig. Want to know more?Project information about…

Pressbooks: Updates and Training Opportunities Fall 2020

The UW Libraries has some updates to share about UW Libraries Pressbooks, an easy-to-use ebook authoring tool that can be used to write and publish openly licensed books (and save students money).  Check out the new featured titles in our Pressbooks catalog, including: Persistence is Resistance: Celebrating 50 Years of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, by UW Bothell Professor Julie Shayne and faculty and student contributors from 22 institutions. Read more about this work in Ms. Magazine. Critical Filipinx American Histories and their Artifacts, a collaboration between UW Seattle Professor Rick Bonus and students in his UW AAS 360 2019…