Open Education Initiative Faculty Grants (2016-17)
October 4, 2016
The Virginia Tech Libraries are pleased to announce a new faculty incentive program for Virginia Tech faculty - Open Education Initiative Faculty Grants - to support Virginia Tech faculty willing to create or adapt non-traditional open educational resources and openly licensed learning supplements as an alternative to traditional textbooks and homework access codes. For information about the program and information about the application process, please see: https://researchinformatics.lib.vt.edu/oeig16-17
Thermodynamics is an open educational resource (OER) created by Dr. Diana Bairaktarova in the Summer of 2014. The content is designed for a one-semester Introduction to Thermodynamics for Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering majors and is hosted by the University Libraries on a WordPress platform. Diana discusses her project in this short video with other Virginia Tech Read more about Thermodynamics[…]
OASF: VT Open Access Subvention Fund
Virginia Tech Libraries offer an open access (OA) subvention fund to subsidize article processing charges (APC) for scholarly peer-reviewed articles accepted for publication in open access or hybrid OA journals. A primary goal of the program is to enable authors to engage in new transformational open publishing environments. The OASF raises awareness in the Virginia Tech community about the benefits of open publishing and encourages new ways of thinking about digital scholarship and information access. The program aligns with the University Libraries' strategic direction to support the research endeavors of our students, staff and faculty, including the process of providing unrestricted access to digital research and scholarship.
Fundamentals of Business
Fundamentals of Business (2016) is an openly licensed (CC BY NC SA) textbook designed for use in Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business introductory level business course, MGT1104, Foundations of Business. This work is a project of University Libraries and the Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech.