Can open textbooks improve social justice outcomes for your students?

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Can open textbooks improve social justice outcomes for your students? Take the survey.
Endorsed by the DVCE, all RMIT Teaching staff ( permanent and casual) are encouraged to participate.

Open Textbooks are a recent innovation in free, digital texts that can be distributed at no cost; printed at cost-price; and modified for local needs, such as to correct gender, socio-cultural and indigenous under-representations in the curriculum.  If you use open textbooks, we invite you to take an anonymous online survey. Led by Deakin University the survey is part of a national scoping study entitled:  ‘Open Textbooks as Social Justice: National Scoping Study’.  

We value your participation. For further information about the project, please have a look at the project website.

Optional, additional interview for experienced OER users. 
As part of the above research, RMIT Library is keen to hear from RMIT staff who are experienced in the use or adaptation of Open Textbooks. This would be via an interview, please email Frank Ponte (frank.ponte@rmit.edu.au) to register your interest. 

To find and adopt open educational textbooks, visit the RMIT led Open Textbook Initiative

Like the umbrella, textbooks are useful when OPEN.
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