OTN Regional Workshops

The OTN’s train-the-trainer workshops increase participants’ familiarity with issues around open textbook adoption, strengthen presentation capacity for future open textbook workshops, and enhance open textbook program development. 

Texas Digital Library will host train-the-trainer workshops to prepare members to implement OTN’s OER faculty incentive programs on their campuses. Approximately 30 to 50 members may attend each workshop. 

These workshop will train you how to host workshops on your own campus, and introduce faculty to open textbooks and the benefits they offer to pedagogical practice and student learning. At your local workshops, ask your faculty evaluate an open textbook and decide if one could work for them. OTN reports that 45% of faculty who attend an open textbook workshop indicate an intent to adopt an open textbook.

In addition to benefits of OTN membership, TDL members who participate in OTN Workshops and the OTN Summer Institute will be part of a community of practice in increasing the adoption and adaption of open educational resources in Texas higher education.

TDL will host three regional OTN Workshops across the state: two in spring 2020 and one in fall 2020. Texas Digital Library members may attend OTN Regional Workshops with free registration. The deadline to register is February 10, 2020.

Open Education Week Workshop

Tuesday, March 3
San Antonio, Texas
University of Texas at San Antonio
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Visit our event page for hotel information.

NOTE: The Dallas OTN Workshop on March 2, 2020 has been cancelled until further notice. Please contact info@tdl.org in case you have any questions. 

REGISTER FOR SPRING WORKSHOPS HERE. Texas Digital Library members may attend OTN Regional Workshops with free registration. The deadline to register is February 10, 2020.

Fall 2020: Date and Location TBD.

The OTN Workshops will be free to attend, and open to TDL members only. All current and future Regular and Consortial Members of Texas Digital Library are automatically included in the membership at no additional service cost. Member institutions who wish to participate in OTN Workshops should consider how you will incentivize faculty reviews.

  • Establish your local processes for incentivizing OTN reviews by offering a stipend, award, or some other way of recognizing the work of faculty.
  • Remember contribution of reviews does get your faculty involved in the OER process.
  • We encourage you to consider stipends (recommended rate is $200 per review).


The Open Textbook Network (OTN) is an alliance of higher education institutions committed to improving access, affordability, and academic success through the use of open textbooks. OTN focuses on training libraries and faculty to build capacity for Open Textbook programs.

Please visit https://research.cehd.umn.edu/otn/about-us/ or email info@tdl.org to learn more about member benefits of the Open Textbook Network.


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