In 2016-2020, 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 some of these 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.
Note the following news stories about the Affordable Learning Grant Program:
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.
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.
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
For IBUS 482, he also developed the text Core Principles of International Marketing. He again used Pressbooks to host his project.
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.
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.
Lee Daffin created an open textbook for PSYCH 328: Principles of Behavior Analysis and Modification. He vetted the text with students in fall 2017 and developed a new edition using the feedback that he received. The text is hosted in Pressbooks.
In 2018-2019, Daffin also created the text Motivation for PSYCH 470.
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.
The Digital Technology and Culture Open Education Resource (OER) was created through the Digital Publishing Initiative (DPI) at the Creative Media & Digital Culture (CMDC) program, with support of the Library and Academic Affairs at Washington State University Vancouver, an Undergraduate Education Curriculum Grant and an Affordable Learning Grant. DTC 101 is an undergraduate course in the CMDC program that serves between 60-100 students each semester. The course provides a necessary orientation to the main theoretical concepts of digital media as a field of study and as an evolving medium of artistic expression and communication. This DTC 101 textbook will be a core text in multiple sections of the DTC 101 course, with individual professors providing their own syllabi and additional readings.
In 2019-2020, Christine Curtis worked with WSU Libraries and Academic Outreach and Innovation to adapt Exploring Public Speaking: The Free Dalton State College Public Speaking Textbook for use in COM 102 (Global).
Working with WSU Libraries and Academic Outreach and Innovation, in 2019-2020, Katherine Banks adapted American Politics: Citizenship, Civic Literacy, and Political Engagement for use in POLS 101 (American National Government).
In 2020, Collin Shull and Priya Panday-Shukla created a web-book for SPAN 204 called Diablitos Hablantes along with homework made available via Canvas. Diablitos Hablantes includes interviews with Spanish speakers who are local to the Pacific Northwest and thus uses OER to highlight regional accents, experiences, vocabulary, and perspectives for students.