A Testbank Sprint for Fundamentals of Business
Walz, Anita R.
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During two days in January 2019, nine business faculty from seven institutions and three states (VA, NC, OH) worked together to develop a testbank for the open textbook, Fundamentals of Business. This library-planned and facilitated work sprint was designed as a productive, capacity-building, and network-enriching event for college and university instructors who use the open textbook Fundamentals of Business in introductory-level business courses. It was also held to explore and build capacity among librarians regarding the use of work sprint methods as a method for creation of scholarly works, encouraging multi-institutional collaboration, and creating opportunities for in-situ faculty (and librarian) development. This seven-minute lightning talk presents the rationale, planning process, collaborative model, schedule, resources used, and outcomes of the testbank sprint. Note: Fundamentals of Business is an open educational resource (OER) freely available at: http://hdl.handle.net/10919/84848 (2018) and http://hdl.handle.net/10919/70961 (2016). Editable formats are also available. Instructors reviewing, adopting, or adapting the text should indicate their interest at: http://bit.ly/business-interest.