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Presentation at the 2014 BCNet conference outlining the BC Open Textbook project and the customizations made to the PressBooks WordPress plugin to enable textbook authoring for the project.

Presentation at the 2014 BCNet conference outlining the BC Open Textbook project and the customizations made to the PressBooks WordPress plugin to enable textbook authoring for the project.

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One Button Textbook Publishing with PressBooks One Button Textbook Publishing with PressBooks Presentation Transcript

  • One Button Publishing • Brad Payne & Clint Lalonde • BCNet, Vancouver • April 29, 2014 @clintlalonde @bdolor
  • open.bccampus.ca “Connect the expertise, programs, and resources of all BC post-secondary institutions under a collaborative service delivery framework” 2 3 Open Education Student Services & Data Exchange Collaborative Programs & Shared Services 1
  • open.bccampus.ca “Connect the expertise, programs, and resources of all BC post-secondary institutions under a collaborative service delivery framework” Open Education 1 Support & promote the development & use of Open Educational Resources Support instructors who want to use technology in their teaching practice OER Global Logo by Jonathas Mello is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Unported 3.0 License View slide
  • open.bccampus.ca “Open Educational Resources (OERs) are any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them.” UNESCO http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/access-to-knowledge/open-educational- resources/what-are-open-educational-resources-oers/ What are OER? View slide
  • open.bccampus.ca A textbook licensed under an open copyright license, and made available to be freely used by students, teachers and members of the public. What is an Open Textbook?
  • open.bccampus.ca Open Licenses
  • open.bccampus.ca Visual notes of John Yap announcement, Giulia Forsythe http://www.flickr.com/photos/gforsythe/8094691691/ Used under CC-BY-SA license First province in Canada 40 free and open textbooks available for the highest enrolled 1st & 2nd year post-secondary subjects in BC BC Open Textbook Project
  • open.bccampus.ca We have a problem (2 actually) Images: http://www.openeducation.net/2009/09/17/beyond-textbooks-andy-chlup-discusses-digital-learning-models/ used under CC-BY license
  • open.bccampus.ca Students spend $1200/yr on textbooks 4x rate of inflation over past 20 years 70% students have not purchased textbook for a course because of price Problem #1
  • Page | Free is more than just a good deal
  • open.bccampus.ca
  • open.bccampus.ca Problem #2 Ownership & Control iPod DRM by *n3wjack's world in pixels used under CC-BY-SA license eBook on eBook by DWRL at U Texas used under CC-BY-SA-NC license Students Faculty ©
  • open.bccampus.ca Issues & Goals Students Faculty Free Choice of formats ●Web ●Mobile ●Print ●eBook 1. Easy to find 2. Quality 3. Modify or create Can retain permanently
  • open.bccampus.ca 1 year ago... 40 Subject Areas 0 Textbooks
  • open.bccampus.ca 1 year ago...
  • open.bccampus.ca Faculty: Easy to find
  • open.bccampus.ca Faculty: Easy to find
  • open.bccampus.ca Faculty: Easy to find open.bccampus.ca API
  • open.bccampus.ca Faculty: Easy to find open.bccampus.ca API
  • open.bccampus.ca Faculty: Easy to find
  • open.bccampus.ca Faculty: Quality
  • open.bccampus.ca Faculty: Quality API
  • open.bccampus.ca Faculty: Quality
  • open.bccampus.ca Faculty: Quality
  • open.bccampus.ca Faculty: Modify
  • open.bccampus.ca Faculty: Modify Write Once Publish Many
  • open.bccampus.ca Student: Choice of formats
  • open.bccampus.ca Student: Choice of formats
  • open.bccampus.ca Student: Choice of formats
  • open.bccampus.ca Student: Choice of formats $9.19 (B&W) $20.04 (Colour) 244 pages
  • PressBooks modifications
  • 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
  • open.bccampus.ca The Button
  • open.bccampus.ca Modifications PressBooks and PressBooks Textbook •What functionality is required for open textbooks? o about 16,500 code additions to PB core •What if that functionality deviates from pressbooks.com?
  • open.bccampus.ca Symbiosis PressBooks and PressBooks Textbook
  • open.bccampus.ca Reuse - PBT Plugin Creative Commons •the creative commons configurator •modifications made to allow derivative works
  • open.bccampus.ca Revise - PBT plugin
  • 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)
  • open.bccampus.ca Revise - PBT Plugin LaTeX image rendering service: Preserving images in export routine:
  • open.bccampus.ca Remix - PBT Plugin
  • open.bccampus.ca Remix - PBT Plugin Importer •EPUB •DOCX •ODT •WXR/XML Open Textbooks •Download links to 47 open textbooks
  • open.bccampus.ca Remix - PBT Plugin Pseudocode (DOCX import): - test if it’s a valid Zip file - get the file paths to content and metadata - get the content and metadata - get endnotes, footnotes, and hyperlinks - process them (they are in separate documents), save them - import a monstrous XSLT stylesheet - throw the styled content into the DOM - parse by Chapter, insert into PB
  • open.bccampus.ca Redistribute/Retain - PBT Plugin
  • 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
  • open.bccampus.ca Redistribute/Retain - PBT Plugin
  • open.bccampus.ca Download, import, reorder chapters
  • 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
  • Thank YouQuestions? open.bccampus.ca @clintlalonde @bdolor #otsummit