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Open Textbook Workshop Registration

Office of Digital Learning, George Mason University

Friday, March 24, 2017 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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Concerned about high textbook costs for your students? Frustrated with the limitations of the published textbook you’ve been using to teach your course?

Explore possible alternatives by attending a workshop and writing a book review of an open textbook. Receive a $250 stipend for your efforts!

Mason faculty and instructors are invited to attend an Open Textbook Workshop on Friday, March 24, from 1:30 - 3:00 PM at Fenwick Library, Fairfax Campus, Room 1014 A & B. The University Libraries, Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence, and Office of Digital Learning proudly sponsor this workshop.

Stipends will be distributed to faculty based on the availability of open textbooks for review and a desire for wide representation of courses (discipline and level). Stipend recipients must write and submit a short book review (form provided) within six weeks after the Open Textbook Workshop.The reviews will benefit other faculty considering adoption of affordable course content. For examples of book reviews, please see those posted on the Open Textbook Library (OTL)website (  

When you complete the Open Textbook Workshop Registration Form, please identify an open textbook in your discipline from the Open Textbook Library (OTL) that you are interested in exploring; search the OTL list at

If you need help or have questions about selecting a textbook to review, or have any questions about the Open Textbook Workshop, please contact Claudia Holland, Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian in the Mason Publishing Group, University Libraries, at (703) 993-2544 or 

Have questions about Open Textbook Workshop Registration? Contact Office of Digital Learning, George Mason University

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Fenwick Library, Fairfax Campus
Room 1014 A & B
George Mason University

Friday, March 24, 2017 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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Office of Digital Learning, George Mason University

If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Director Darlene Smucny at  or 703-993-1907. 

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