LOUIS: Louisiana Library Network, a program of the Louisiana Board of Regents, has provided funding for faculty across the state to learn about Open Educational Resources (OER) and to review an OER from their academic discipline. Through campus workshops coordinated through academic libraries, 103 faculty will have the opportunity to attend a workshop introducing them to OER and open education. They will then be invited to review an OER from the Open Textbook Library. Thirteen institutions across the state will host workshops for faculty sponsored by LOUIS.
The Open Textbook Library is maintained by the Open Textbook Network (OTN), a membership network of individual and consortia higher education institutions working to advance the use of open textbooks and open educational practices on campuses of which LOUIS is a member. Research by the OTN finds that 45% of faculty who attend a workshop and complete a review of an OER go on to adopt an open resource for their class, impacting student access and affordability to materials essential for academic success.
The following LOUIS members were selected to host workshops for their faculty in the Spring 2020 semester:
Central Louisiana Technical Community College
Delgado Community College
Grambling State University
Louisiana State University
Louisiana State University Eunice
Louisiana State University of Alexandria
Louisiana Tech University
Northshore Technical Community College
Southern University and A&M College
Southern University at New Orleans
University of Holy Cross
University of Louisiana at Monroe