In 2016-2017, the WSU Provost's Office, Academic Outreach & Innovation, and WSU Libraries partnered to support faculty members who wanted to transition their courses to use open educational resources and other affordable materials. This page summarizes those projects as well as others that are known to WSU Libraries. The goal is to provide examples for other faculty members who may be interested in doing similar work. Prior to March 1, 2018, WSU faculty may also apply for an Affordable Learning Grant to conduct their own course redesigns.
Carrie Cuttler (WSU Department of Psychology) developed an open textbook for PSYCH 312: Research Methods in Psychology (3rd American edition). She developed her text from previous open editions by Rajiv Jhangiani (Kwantlen Polytechnic University), I-Chant Chiang (Quest University Canada), Paul C. Price, and Dana C. Leighton. Cuttler used Pressbooks to provide her students with access to this text.
For TCH_LRN 445, Joy Egbert and Susie Skavdahl developed and openly released a textbook previously published by Pearson in 2009: Supporting Learning with Technology: Essentials of Classroom Practice. Pearson released copyright, making the project possible. Egbert and Skavdahl added a Teacher Toolkit and Instructor's Guide and published the resulting open textbook, Methods of Education Technology: Principles, Practice, and Tools, using Pressbooks.
For COM 101, Myiah Hutchens developed an open textbook, COM 101 Testbook. She used Pressbooks to host the text but also integrated it into Perusall--a platform that allows students to annotate and respond to class texts. Because her text was openly licensed, Hutchens' students were able to annotate without paying a licensing fee. By encouraging students to annotate, Hutchens was able to enact some of the themes in her course--inviting students to actively participate in dynamics and communication strategies common to contemporary media.
For MKTG 360, Babu John Mariadoss developed an open textbook, Core Principles of Marketing. This text combined portions of two open textbooks, Principles of Marketing and Introducing Marketing. The open licenses on both of these books enabled professor John Mariadoss to combine and adapt them for his course. He used Pressbooks to host the text and integrated an annotation feature--Hypothes.is--to collect student feedback
PHYSICS 101 on the Pullman campus makes use of an open textbook, OpenStax Physics. Find out more at the Introductory Physics Lab website. Professors Fred Gittes and Brian Collins also spoke about their use of OpenStax Physics in conjunction with Perusall as part of a Faculty-Led Workshop in November 2016.
In 2017, the faculty members teaching HBM 280 on all WSU campuses collaboratively identified open and licensed resources for use in their course. They borrowed portions of the open textbook Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality in BC and paired these excerpts with articles and other library-licensed materials, which they make available to students via Blackboard. Mark Beattie, Jennifer Sandstrom, Byron Marlowe, Florian Zach, and Ruiying Cai participated in the project.