Some forward-looking faculty members have switched to using alternative textbooks for their courses. These videos fill you in on the reasons for the change and the resulting benefits.
Educators may want to take into account certain factors when considering the adoption or adaptation of alternative textbooks for their courses. The Open Textbook Library at the University of Minnesota has offered this review rubric for instructors:
Other rubrics are also available for reference:
The Open Textbook Network has created a guide that illuminates what instructors need to know when modifying openly licensed textbooks. University of Kentucky faculty members who have questions about adapting alternative textbooks or would like to create alternative textbooks are welcome to contact UK Libraries.
In the Webinar below, a librarian from Central Oregon Community College discusses how she worked with faculty members on developing an alternative textbook for a technical writing course. University of Kentucky faculty members who have questions are welcome to contact UK Libraries.