The purpose of this project is to establish a university culture in the use and adoption of open educational textbooks as an alternative.
One of the key objectives is to partner with key learning and teaching staff to curate and review resources for inclusion into the curriculum, encourage adoption of open educational resources (OER), create an OER portal to facilitate access to quality materials, and ultimately create a consortium of OER librarians.
This project aims to increase student satisfaction by easing the financial burden of textbook costs and increasing student engagement with the curriculum, and to provide access to engaging and up-to-date global open learning resources, in support of new evolving learning experiences and futures.
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The mission of the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG) is to make Australasian research Open and FAIR.
We support the Open Knowledge foundation of definition of “Open”, i.e. that anyone can freely access, use, modify, and share content for any purpose. We also support the right of authors to retain their copyright and to be attributed for their work.
Researchers from Deakin University have been funded to look at the potential of Open textbooks to act as social justice in Australia. This research seeks to remedy injustice across 3 dimensions: economic, identity and representation. They are interested in saving students money with free textbooks, but in addition, to ensure diverse students can recognise themselves inside their textbooks.