Aug 22, 2017

Niu, Robinson, and Wang Receive OER Grant for Design of EBook




UTSA computer science faculty Dr. Mark Robinson, Dr. Jianwei Niu, and Dr. Xiaoyin Wang were selected to receive an Open Educational Resources (OER) grant to replace the Software Engineering (CS 3773) textbook with a free, electronic textbook.


The OER initiative seeks to boost college access and completion through the replacement of proprietary textbooks with open educational resources. The short term goal is to reduce costs for students, but the larger impact is to better connect curriculum and pedagogy to updated student learning outcomes.


By utilizing open educational resource system, instructors are encouraged to experiment and find new, innovative, and less costly ways to deliver learning materials to their students.


Robinson and his team are currently restructuring course material to suit the new textbook and expect to implement the new material to classes by Spring 2018.