PSU Library has always sought to reduce student textbook costs. PDX Open was a pilot project to do just that. Funded by the Provost’s Challenge to reThink PSU, with the overarching goal of accelerating online learning by using innovative technology in educational delivery, the Library published its first open access textbooks in the University repository, PDXScholar:
- Preadvanced Japanese (JPN 399)
by Emiko Konomi
- Gender and Sexualities: An Inquiry (UNST 231)
by Jason Gary Damron and Vicki Reitenauer
- Introduction to Mathematical Analysis (MTH 311)
by Beatriz Lafferriere, Gerardo Lafferriere, and Mau Nam Nguyen
- Spatial Thinking in Planning Practice: An Introduction to GIS (USP 531)
by Yiping Fang, Vivek Shandas, and Eugenio Arriaga Cordero
- Comprehensive Individualized Curriculum and Instructional Design (SPED 510)
by Samuel Sennott, Sheldon Loman, Kristy Lee Park, Luis F. Pérez, Michael J. Kennedy, et al.
Now that the pilot project has proven successful, the Library invites other PSU instructors to build upon the collection of open access textbooks.
Contact Karen Bjork, Digital Initiatives Coordinator, with your ideas.