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open.bccampus.ca
BC Open Textbook Project
40 free & open textbooks for highest
enrolled 1st & 2nd year post-secondary
subjects in BC
2013 –...
Why are we doing this project?
To increase access to higher education by reducing student costs
To give faculty more contr...
The
B.C. Open Textbook
Project
The Project
Don’t reinvent it by Andrea Hernandez released under CC-BY-NC-SA and based on Wheel by Pauline Mak released
un...
Where do they come from?
Faculty Reviews
291/365 by thebarrowboy used under a CC-BY
Reviews > Adaptations
My Adventures Adapting a Chemistry Textbook291/365 by thebarrowboy used under a CC-BY
Creative Commons logo by Creative Commons used under a CC-BY 3.0 License
CC license image from Copyright in Education & In...
Faculty have full legal right to
customize & contextualize open
textbooks to fit their pedagogical
needs
open = free + permissions
• Make and own a copyRetain
• Use in a wide range of waysReuse
• Adapt, modify, and improveRevise
• Combine two or moreRem...
Publish Many
Write Once
Choices for students (and for adapters)
Old Leather books, by Wyoming_Jackrabbit used under a CC-BY-NC-SA
Day 1 access to resources
“My textbook is…
…back-ordered
…in the mail
…out of stock
…the wrong edition
…on hold until my student loan arrives
…not n...
Faculty have:
Right to customize
The textbook
Students have:
Day 1 access to that
customized textbook and
CHOICE
+
Impact
11 Peer Reviewed Studies
http://openedgroup.org/
48,623 Students
http://openedgroup.org/
93% Same or Better Outcomes
http://openedgroup.org/
9 Peer Reviewed Studies of
Perceptions of OER Quality
http://openedgroup.org/
4,510 Professors and Students
http://openedgroup.org/
50%
Same35%
Better
15%
Worse
http://openedgroup.org/
My
Experience
Looking ahead in 2016…
1. Build institutional capacity to enable support for faculty adoption of
open textbooks.
2. Produc...
Resources on open.bccampus.ca
http://opentextbc.ca/opentextbook
http://opentextbc.ca/accessibilitytoolkit
Additional ways to be a part of the project
Let BCcampus know if you have adopted an open textbook by filling in the
adopt...
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An Introduction to Open Textbooks in B.C.

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Use this template "as is" or to customize your own presentation on open textbooks. Included are specific slides on the history and role of the BC Open Textbook Project (BCcampus) located in British Columbia, Canada.

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An Introduction to Open Textbooks in B.C.

  1. 1. open.bccampus.ca
  2. 2. BC Open Textbook Project 40 free & open textbooks for highest enrolled 1st & 2nd year post-secondary subjects in BC 2013 – 20 for skills & training First province in Canada 2013 – AB & SASK MOU $1 million 2013 - $1 million Visual notes of John Yap announcement, Giulia Forsythe Used under CC-SA license
  3. 3. Why are we doing this project? To increase access to higher education by reducing student costs To give faculty more control over their instructional resources To improve learning outcomes for students Annie Lennox campaigns with Oxfam at the AIDS Conference by Oxfam used under CC-BY-NC-ND license
  4. 4. The B.C. Open Textbook Project
  5. 5. The Project Don’t reinvent it by Andrea Hernandez released under CC-BY-NC-SA and based on Wheel by Pauline Mak released under CC-BY license
  6. 6. Where do they come from?
  7. 7. Faculty Reviews 291/365 by thebarrowboy used under a CC-BY
  8. 8. Reviews > Adaptations My Adventures Adapting a Chemistry Textbook291/365 by thebarrowboy used under a CC-BY
  9. 9. Creative Commons logo by Creative Commons used under a CC-BY 3.0 License CC license image from Copyright in Education & Internet in South African Law used under CC-BY 2.5 South Africa license
  10. 10. Faculty have full legal right to customize & contextualize open textbooks to fit their pedagogical needs
  11. 11. open = free + permissions
  12. 12. • Make and own a copyRetain • Use in a wide range of waysReuse • Adapt, modify, and improveRevise • Combine two or moreRemix • Share with othersRedistribute The 5Rs
  13. 13. Publish Many Write Once
  14. 14. Choices for students (and for adapters) Old Leather books, by Wyoming_Jackrabbit used under a CC-BY-NC-SA
  15. 15. Day 1 access to resources
  16. 16. “My textbook is… …back-ordered …in the mail …out of stock …the wrong edition …on hold until my student loan arrives …not needed until I decide I want this course” How often do students start the term without the resources they need?
  17. 17. Faculty have: Right to customize The textbook Students have: Day 1 access to that customized textbook and CHOICE +
  18. 18. Impact
  19. 19. 11 Peer Reviewed Studies http://openedgroup.org/
  20. 20. 48,623 Students http://openedgroup.org/
  21. 21. 93% Same or Better Outcomes http://openedgroup.org/
  22. 22. 9 Peer Reviewed Studies of Perceptions of OER Quality http://openedgroup.org/
  23. 23. 4,510 Professors and Students http://openedgroup.org/
  24. 24. 50% Same35% Better 15% Worse http://openedgroup.org/
  25. 25. My Experience
  26. 26. Looking ahead in 2016… 1. Build institutional capacity to enable support for faculty adoption of open textbooks. 2. Produce 50 additional OER resources over the next 3 years, through ancillary resources, open textbooks, openly licensed guides and materials. 3. Engage with the BC post-secondary system to increase commitment to adopt and adapt open textbooks. 4. Facilitate provincial, national, and international leadership and collaboration in OER. 5. Ensure the sustainability of the collection.
  27. 27. Resources on open.bccampus.ca http://opentextbc.ca/opentextbook http://opentextbc.ca/accessibilitytoolkit
  28. 28. Additional ways to be a part of the project Let BCcampus know if you have adopted an open textbook by filling in the adoption form.
  29. 29. open.bccampus.ca

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