Open Textbook Network Train-the-Trainers Workshop (Streaming)

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Location: Streaming

On April 23, 24, and 26, CARLI will be hosting trainers from the Open Textbook Network (OTN) as they give Train-the-Trainer workshops as part of CARLI’s OTN membership.

The three sessions will have the same content, so those interested should only register for one workshop. CARLI anticipates high interest in these workshops, so registration for the in-person workshops is limited to two people per CARLI member library.  To accommodate all who are interested, CARLI will be streaming the program on April 24.


  • Dave Ernst, PhD: Director, Center for Open Education; Executive Director, Open Textbook Network
  • Sarah Faye Cohen: Managing Director, Open Textbook Network

Who should attend:
These sessions are intended for librarians or library staff who plan to give training sessions at their local institutions. The OTN’s Train-the-Trainer workshop will increase participants’ familiarity with the nuances related to the issues around open textbook adoption; strengthen presentation capacity for future open textbook workshops; and enhance open textbook program development.

CARLI members are encouraged to bring with them a local partner be it another librarian or library staff member or someone on their campus also involved with OER including but not limited to instructional designers, faculty or campus staff members involved with local OER efforts, or university administrators.

To receive the connection information for the video streaming of the April 24 program, please click on the "Register" tab above. Registration will close Sunday, April 8, 2018.

Disclaimer: The OTN Train-the-Trainers Workshops are best attended in-person as the day long program will include presentations and activities that may not translate well in a streaming environment.   However, as CARLI expects high interest in the workshops and with a registration cap of two in-person attendees per CARLI member library, we hope that providing a streaming option will allow those interested but not able to attend in-person to learn more about this topic.   The CARLI OER Task Force does plan to provide training on this topic in the future.

To register for an in-person workshop, choose one of these sessions:
Register for the April 23 program at Governors State University (9:00 am - 4:30 pm)
Register for the April 24 program In-Person Workshop at Loyola University Chicago (8:30 am - 4:00 pm)
Register for the April 26 program at Heartland Community College (8:30 am - 4:00 pm)

08:55 - 09:00 AM Streaming begins
09:00 - 09:45 AM Welcome, Introductions, Workshop Goals
09:45 - 10:45 AM Identifying obstacles to open textbook adoptions: activity + discussion
10:45 - 11:00 AM Break
11:00 - 11:30 AM Tools & resources for open textbook programming: the Open Textbook Library
11:30 - 12:15 PM Lunch
12:15 - 02:15 PM Workshop training on affordability, student academic success, and open
02:15 - 02:30 PM Break
02:30 - 03:30 PM

Developing programs on your local campus

  • Strategies for addressing common challenges
  • Developing incentives

03:30 - 04:00 PM

What do I do now?

  • Actions you can take: activity
  • Customizing Your deck
  • Local workshop logistics

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the CARLI Office.