Open Textbook Summit - Technology

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Brad Payne & Clint Lalonde
BCcampus

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Open Textbook Summit - Technology

  1. 1. Technology •  Brad Payne & Clint Lalonde •  Open Textbook Summit, Vancouver •  April 16, 2014 @clintlalonde @bdolor #otsummit
  2. 2. open.bccampus.ca Issues technology can help with Students Faculty Choice of formats ●  Web ●  Mobile ●  Print ●  eBook 1. Easy to find 2. Quality 3. How can I modify?
  3. 3. open.bccampus.ca 1 year ago 40 Subject Areas 0 Textbooks
  4. 4. open.bccampus.ca 1 year ago
  5. 5. open.bccampus.ca Faculty: Where to find
  6. 6. open.bccampus.ca Faculty: Where to find
  7. 7. open.bccampus.ca Faculty: Where to find open.bccampus.ca API
  8. 8. open.bccampus.ca Faculty: Where to find open.bccampus.ca API
  9. 9. open.bccampus.ca Faculty: Where to find open.bccampus.ca API
  10. 10. open.bccampus.ca Faculty: Where to find
  11. 11. open.bccampus.ca Faculty: Quality
  12. 12. open.bccampus.ca Faculty: Quality API
  13. 13. open.bccampus.ca Faculty: Quality
  14. 14. open.bccampus.ca Faculty: Quality
  15. 15. open.bccampus.ca Faculty: Modify
  16. 16. open.bccampus.ca Faculty: Modify Write Once Publish Many
  17. 17. open.bccampus.ca Student: Choice of formats
  18. 18. open.bccampus.ca Student: Choice of formats
  19. 19. open.bccampus.ca Student: Choice of formats
  20. 20. open.bccampus.ca Student: Choice of formats $9.19 (B&W) $20.04 (Colour) 244 pages
  21. 21. PressBooks modifications
  22. 22. open.bccampus.ca Context PressBooks is open source •  modifications were only possible within this context •  the narratives for open textbooks and open software are similar
  23. 23. open.bccampus.ca Modifications PressBooks and PressBooks Textbook •  What functionality is required for open textbooks? o  about 15,000 code additions to PB core •  What if that functionality deviates from pressbooks.com?
  24. 24. open.bccampus.ca Symbiosis PressBooks and PressBooks Textbook
  25. 25. open.bccampus.ca Reuse - PBT Plugin Creative Commons •  the creative commons configurator •  modifications made to allow derivative works
  26. 26. open.bccampus.ca Revise - PBT plugin
  27. 27. open.bccampus.ca Revise - PBT Plugin Adapt, Adjust, Modify •  math equations - PB LaTeX plugin •  table buttons - MCE Table button plugin •  textbook buttons - MCE Textbook button plugin o  exercises (with LRMI metadata) o  key takeaways (with LRMI metadata) o  learning objectives (with LRMI metadata)
  28. 28. open.bccampus.ca Remix - PBT Plugin
  29. 29. open.bccampus.ca Remix - PBT Plugin Importer •  EPUB •  DOCX •  ODT •  WXR/XML Open Textbooks •  Download links to 36 open textbooks
  30. 30. open.bccampus.ca Redistribute/Retain - PBT Plugin
  31. 31. open.bccampus.ca Redistribute/Retain - PBT Plugin Textbook API •  the solution to the problem of redistributing protected files got me thinking about how to implement textbook API’s Redistribute and retain files for free •  Download links to each of the latest export files (epub, pdf, xhtml, hpub, mobi, wxr, icml) on the homepage
  32. 32. open.bccampus.ca Download, import, reorder chapters
  33. 33. open.bccampus.ca The future Enabling Adaptation Development of PB Community (Developer & User) ●  https://github.com/BCcampus/pressbooks-textbook ●  https://github.com/pressbooks/pressbooks Continued EDU & OTB specific enhancements
  34. 34. Thank YouQuestions? open.bccampus.ca @clintlalonde @bdolor #otsummit

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