Author motivation workshop for academic institutions – June 2018

Jisc’s Institution as e-textbook publisher project, developed in direct response to the unsustainable models and high price of e-textbooks being made available to institutions, has been exploring alternative ways to create learning materials for students.

As the next stage in this work, we’ve been exploring why authors choose to publish textbooks and other learning resources, and how institutions can support and encourage them to do so.  We’re running focus groups in London and Manchester to share our findings and explore some of the issues with institutional staff. If you work in the library, publishing support, academic development, teaching and learning, learning technology or related areas, we would love to gain your perspective. This is a great opportunity to help shape the future of learning resources in UK HE.

Please use the following links to see full venue details and book your space on our focus groups:

Jisc will cover all reasonable travel costs for you to attend.

If you have any questions, please contact the project researcher, Ellen Collins, on

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