Ahern and Rajagopal receive Outreach & Engagement Vice Provost Award for Excellence in Innovation for Open Educational ResourcesKAhern and Indira_Provost awards 2014

Congratulations to Biochemistry & Biophysics professors Kevin Ahern and Indira Rajagopal. Ahern and Rajagopal received the Outreach & Engagement Vice Provost Award for Excellence – Innovation Award for their free online textbook, Biochemistry Free and Easy. The electronic book helps students learn the basics of biochemistry in a fun, engaging format. The book even incorporates original songs, recordings, verses and links to more than 100 video lectures.

Supporting access to knowledge, they have developed a number of free open educational resources:  two online textbooks and three online courses. Open Educational Resources are freely accessible, openly licensed publications and media used for teaching, learning, educational, assessment and research purposes.

The Vice Provost Awards for Excellence recognize outstanding contributions by faculty and staff who significantly advance the OSU’s mission of outreach and engagement.

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One thought on “Biochemistry faculty snag innovation award for free, online textbook

  1. I love their book, the online lectures and detailed outlines. Such a service to us struggling biochem students! It has made biochem really enjoyable for me. Many many thanks!


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