Textbook Transformation Grants

Round Two Projects Gallery

Image of Kevin Floyd and Myungjae Kwak

Team: Kevin Floyd and Myungjae Kwak
Course: ITEC 2380, ITEC 3280, ITEC 4248
Institution: Middle Georgia State University
Saved Per Student: $187.00
Description: Replaced ITEC 2380, 3280, and 4248 textbooks with fully-online no-cost resources, mostly newly-created.

Quotes: "Students have enough to worry about without needing to shell out hundreds of extra dollars for texts, and this program is incredible for helping in the way that it does. -Student"

Image of Lei Li, Rebecca Rutherfoord, Svetlana Peltsverger, Jack Zheng, Zhigang Li, Nancy Colyar

Team: Lei Li, Rebecca Rutherfoord, Svetlana Peltsverger, Jack Zheng, Zhigang Li, Nancy Colyar
Course: CSE 3153, IT 4153, IT 4713, IT 5433, IT 6713
Institution: Kennesaw State University
Saved Per Student: $300.00
Description: Replaced multiple Computer Science and IT textbooks with no-cost and open resources, along with newly-created resources.

Quotes: "In general, this project has enhanced our visions to use free and open access learning materials in all my teaching. This enables me to customize my course content and teaching method to best reflect my experience and expertise."

Image of C. Edward Watson, Janet Frick, Kacy Welsh, Sherry Clouser, Denise Domizi, Chase Hagood, Jiangmei May Yuan

Team: C. Edward Watson, Janet Frick, Kacy Welsh, Sherry Clouser, Denise Domizi, Chase Hagood, Jiangmei May Yuan
Course: PSYC 1101
Institution: University of Georgia
Saved Per Student: $242.33
Description: Replaced PSYC 1101 textbook with OpenStax College Introduction to Psychology.

Quotes: "It is free and I can easily take notes with it. I like to copy and paste important terms into a word document and study that document right before the test. It makes studying easier! -Student"

Image of German Vargas, Jose Lugo, Laura Lynch, Jamil Mortada, Treg Thompson, Victor Vega

Team: German Vargas, Jose Lugo, Laura Lynch, Jamil Mortada, Treg Thompson, Victor Vega
Course: MATH 1111, MATH 1112, MATH 1113, MATH 2112
Institution: College of Coastal Georgia
Saved Per Student: $200.00
Description: Replaced MATH 1111, 1112, 1113, and 2112 textbooks with existing and newly-created open resources.

Quotes: "I think the online homework [and online books] are great for the education process. Anywhere there is an internet connection, the students have the ability to access all of their materials. -Student"

Image of Deanna Cozart, Brian Dotts, James Gurney, Tanya Walker, Amy Ingalls, and James Castle

Team: Deanna Cozart, Brian Dotts, James Gurney, Tanya Walker, Amy Ingalls, and James Castle
Course: EDUC 2110, EDUC 2120
Institution: University of Georgia
Saved Per Student: $267.43
Description: Replaced EDUC 2110 and 2120 textbooks with existing and newly-created open resources.

Quotes: "Eliminating a textbook and moving to all curated readings and custom authored content has been very freeing for instruction. We are no longer bound to the content and perspective of a singular textbook, which means we have the flexibility to mold the course to our learning objectives in a more specific way."

Image of Jonathan Cannon, Estelle Nuckels, Renat Khatmullin, Andrew Lauer

Team: Jonathan Cannon, Estelle Nuckels, Renat Khatmullin, Andrew Lauer
Course: CHEM 1151, CHEM 1152
Institution: Middle Georgia State University
Saved Per Student: $258.00
Description: Replaced CHEM 1151 and 1152 textbooks with no-cost resources and replaced homework system with a low-cost system.

Quotes: "The cost savings to students provided by the changes, and the absence of negative impacts on learning outcomes, are sufficient reasons for us to contribute to further development and improvement of OER materials."

Image of Lauren Curtright, Kathryn Crowther, Nancy Gilbert, Barbara Hall, Tracienne Ravita, and Kirk Swenson

Team: Lauren Curtright, Kathryn Crowther, Nancy Gilbert, Barbara Hall, Tracienne Ravita, and Kirk Swenson
Course: ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102
Institution: Georgia State University
Saved Per Student: $184.63
Description: Enhanced a piloted open textbook for ENGL 1101 & 1102, Successful College Writing, for GSU/GPC Students and implemented in all 1101/1102 sections.

Quotes: "Successful College Composition is a good book because it explains everything very clearly and is easy to access. - Student"

Image of Ru Story Huffman and Gavin Bernstein

Team: Ru Story Huffman and Gavin Bernstein
Course: LIBR 1101, EDUC 3200
Institution: Georgia Southwestern State University
Saved Per Student: $135.81
Description: Replaced LIBR 1101 and EDUC 3200 textbooks with newly-created LibGuides open courses.

Quotes: "Participation in the ALG grant allowed instructors to collaborate more on the content for the course, and also reduced the amount of planning time for new resources compared to the traditional text book adoption process. Finally, the project allowed the instructors to adapt course material more quickly to meet the needs of local school systems."

Image of Jim Konzelman and Greta Giles

Team: Jim Konzelman and Greta Giles
Course: CHEM 1211, CHEM 1212
Institution: University of North Georgia
Saved Per Student: $279.60
Description: Replaced CHEM 1211 and 1212 textbooks with OpenStax College textbooks, developed educational materials to supplement.

Quotes: "It was really nice to get everything you needed so quickly. - Student"

Image of Charles Huffman, Joseph Comeau, Gary Fisk, Judy Orton Grissett, Jamie MacLennan, Courtney McDonald, and LaVerne Worthy

Team: Charles Huffman, Joseph Comeau, Gary Fisk, Judy Orton Grissett, Jamie MacLennan, Courtney McDonald, and LaVerne Worthy
Course: PSYC 1101, SOCI 1101
Institution: Georgia Southwestern State University
Saved Per Student: $169.20
Description: Replaced Introduction to Psychology and Introduction to Sociology commercial textbooks with OpenStax College textbooks.

Quotes: "Thank you to the department for using a free textbook. I like being able to read the text on my iPad. Good job! "
"At first I didn’t like the book being online. Once I figured out how to use it, I think it’s pretty cool."

Image of Michael Goodroe, Berhanu Kidane, Julian Allagan, John Williams

Team: Michael Goodroe, Berhanu Kidane, Julian Allagan, John Williams
Course: MATH 0989, 0999, 1111, 1113, 1450
Institution: University of North Georgia
Saved Per Student: $201.87
Description: Replaced multiple commercial textbooks with a set of open and online course materials.

Quotes: "My experience using online materials this semester has been great. I like using the online textbook because it is at no cost and it really helped me out for having to buy all the other books for my other classes."
"With this, I believe I have learned as much (and possibly more) from [the course materials] than I could have with a book."

Image of Joshua Reece, Mark Blackmore, Eric Chambers, Emily Cantonwine, and John Elder

Team: Joshua Reece, Mark Blackmore, Eric Chambers, Emily Cantonwine, and John Elder
Course: BIOL 1107K
Institution: Valdosta State University
Saved Per Student: $198.00
Description: Replaced a commercial textbook with an OpenStax College textbook, along with a course redesign.

Quotes: "The free textbook was a HUGE help, thanks Dr. Reece!"
"I enjoyed being able to access the book on my iPad, computer, or printed versions."

Image of Robin Snipes, Kirk Heriot, Laurence Marsh, Mark Flynn, and Amy Thornton

Team: Robin Snipes, Kirk Heriot, Laurence Marsh, Mark Flynn, and Amy Thornton
Course: BUSA 4185
Institution: Columbus State University
Saved Per Student: $180.00
Description: Replaced a Strategic Management commercial textbook with library, no-cost, and open educational resources.

Quotes: "The online material is helpful. It gives us the ability to have access to the text from the first day of class and it is free!"
"Free textbooks allow access and learning without a budget for a $200 textbook. This textbook was very easy to understand and I enjoyed reading the material."

Image of Jesse Zinn, Lari Arjomand, Nikki Finlay, Reza Kheirandish, Gay Solomon

Team: Jesse Zinn, Lari Arjomand, Nikki Finlay, Reza Kheirandish, Gay Solomon
Course: ECON 2016
Institution: Clayton State University
Saved Per Student: $132.99
Description: Replaced ECON 2105 and 2106 textbooks with OpenStax College textbooks and homework from Sapling Learning.

Quotes: "Greatly appreciated OpenStax as a learning resource. College is already expensive enough and each year it stresses me out when I have to see my student loans skyrocket and then have to pay out an extra $600, out of pocket, on textbooks. OpenStax is also an awesome way for student to minimize how much they have to carry with them on campus. I liked only needing my laptop and my notebook for class. It is "on-the-go" for my busy schedule as well."

Image of Hema Oshoone Mason and Mark Thomas

Team: Hema Oshoone Mason and Mark Thomas
Course: PSYC 1101
Institution: Albany State University
Saved Per Student: $243.25
Description: Replaced a commercial Introduction to Psychology textbook with an OpenStax College Introduction to Psychology Textbook.

Quotes: "...many students expressed their appreciation for being able to use free textbook materials. They were especially pleased with the authors’ ability to get straight to the point."

Image of Soumitra Chattopadhyay and Jeffrey Linek

Team: Soumitra Chattopadhyay and Jeffrey Linek
Course: PHYS 1111
Institution: Georgia Highlands College
Saved Per Student: $330.00
Description: Replaced a commercial physics textbook with OpenStax College Physics within a course redesign.

Quotes: "Free online textbooks would be a great alternative to textbooks since the cost of educations is already so high and the fact that students are so connected to technology."

Image of Richard Stephens and Alin Stancu

Team: Richard Stephens and Alin Stancu
Course: STAT 1127
Institution: Columbus State University
Saved Per Student: $170.00
Description: Replaced a commercial textbook with an open textbook created with the OpenStax CNX platform.

Quotes: "The textbook was straightforward and provided numerous examples, which demonstrated various approaches to concepts. The textbook was easy to navigate and follow. The practice problems at the end of the chapter were beneficial."

Image of Molly Zhou and David Brown

Team: Molly Zhou and David Brown
Course: EDUC 3214
Institution: Dalton State College
Saved Per Student: $150.00
Description: Replaced a commercial textbook and homework system with an open textbook using adapted resources.

Quotes: "I thought the textbook for the course was amazing. It did not have "fluff," got to the important points, and the additional resources were a great help!"
"It was such a relief to not have to purchase a book for this course... I used the online materials more than I ever would have on an actual physical book."

Image of Susan Burran and David DesRochers

Team: Susan Burran and David DesRochers
Course: BIOL 1107, 1108
Institution: Dalton State College
Saved Per Student: $85.00
Description: Replacing a commercial lab manual with a new open manual and new activities.

Quotes: "I love this lab manual approach! You save money and it’s so much easier to keep up with."
"The activities were so helpful for my understanding of the class."

Image of Stephanie da Silva and Katherine White

Team: Stephanie da Silva and Katherine White
Course: PSYC 3211, CSU
Institution: Columbus State University
Saved Per Student: $265.00
Description: Replaced two sets of commercial textbooks with adopted open materials.

Quotes: "[The open resources] really helped me understand the material. I definitely appreciate this and I found having a variety of textbooks was helpful-different authors and perspectives made it easier to get stuff read. (Side note, the study guides were a HUGE help!!)"

Image of Susan Willey and Zoe Salloom

Team: Susan Willey and Zoe Salloom
Course: BUSA 2106
Institution: Georgia State University
Saved Per Student: $250.00
Description: Replaced a commercial textbook with a new open textbook with adapted materials and supplementary videos.

Quotes: "I like the fact that the e-book is so simple and clean cut. I also loved the fact that it was free. In addition to that, the videos were really helpful, which is something we wouldn’t be able to receive with a regular textbook."
"The e-book was awesome. I understand information better when there are visuals and activities, which [is] mainly why I’ve done well in this course..."

image of Kevin Floyd and Myungjae Kwak
image of Lei Li, Rebecca Rutherfoord, Svetlana Peltsverger, Jack Zheng, Zhigang Li, Nancy Colyar
image of C. Edward Watson, Janet Frick, Kacy Welsh, Sherry Clouser, Denise Domizi, Chase Hagood, Jiangmei May Yuan
image of German Vargas, Jose Lugo, Laura Lynch, Jamil Mortada, Treg Thompson, Victor Vega
image of Deanna Cozart, Brian Dotts, James Gurney, Tanya Walker, Amy Ingalls, and James Castle
image of Jonathan Cannon, Estelle Nuckels, Renat Khatmullin, Andrew Lauer
image of Lauren Curtright, Kathryn Crowther, Nancy Gilbert, Barbara Hall, Tracienne Ravita, and Kirk Swenson
image of Ru Story Huffman and Gavin Bernstein
image of Jim Konzelman and Greta Giles
image of Charles Huffman, Joseph Comeau, Gary Fisk, Judy Orton Grissett, Jamie MacLennan, Courtney McDonald, and LaVerne Worthy
image of Michael Goodroe, Berhanu Kidane, Julian Allagan, John Williams
image of Joshua Reece, Mark Blackmore, Eric Chambers, Emily Cantonwine, and John Elder
image of Robin Snipes, Kirk Heriot, Laurence Marsh, Mark Flynn, and Amy Thornton
image of Jesse Zinn, Lari Arjomand, Nikki Finlay, Reza Kheirandish, Gay Solomon
image of Hema Oshoone Mason and Mark Thomas
image of Soumitra Chattopadhyay and Jeffrey Linek
image of Richard Stephens and Alin Stancu
image of Molly Zhou and David Brown
image of Susan Burran and David DesRochers
image of Stephanie da Silva and Katherine White
image of Susan Willey and Zoe Salloom

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