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The DPI supports open educational resources (OER) for students, faculty, and staff, including open access (OA) textbooks published through the DPI and WVU Libraries.

Open Access Textbooks

West Virginia History: An Open Access Reader is a collection of essays that serve as a reader for courses on the Mountain State's history. Users can access the book in PDF, HTML, and ePUB format.

The 2017 Directory for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is an OA resource for faculty instructors to learn about each others' scholarly-pedagogical work and to build collaborations where possible.

The Bad Ideas About Writing collection, coming soon, counters major myths about writing instruction. Inspired by the provocative science- and social-science-focused book This Idea Must Die and written for a general audience, the collection offers opinionated, research-based statements intended to spark debate and to offer a better way of teaching writing. Bad Ideas About Writing appears in Inside Higher Ed, and DPI has published the full collection.

Derek Mueller's Network Sense: Methods for Visualizing a Discipline combines distant reading with thin description in a way that allows academics to avoid the obsessive depth of thick description.