Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

SFSS Open Textbook Advocacy.pptx


Published on

Talk here:

Published in: Government & Nonprofit
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

SFSS Open Textbook Advocacy.pptx

  1. 1. SFSS OER Advocacy Presented by Chardaye Bueckert @chardayeb and Brady Yano @bradyyano
  2. 2. My Story O 2013: BC Open Textbook Program & open textbooks as a “no brainer”
  3. 3. O 2013-2014:Outreach and awareness
  4. 4. “What Have You Done to Avoid Paying for a Textbook?”Some extreme: • Picking classes based on book costs • Dropping classes because of books costs • Cramming with a shared book • Translating • Going without the book • Using secondary sources for primary source analysis • Going without the book • International travel
  5. 5. OpenCon 2014
  6. 6. What We Did O Student outreach O Faculty & administration engagement O Discussion with government O Library collaboration O Liaising with other student unions
  7. 7. Challenges • Lack of uptake at SFU and other research based institutions • Publisher pressure • Lack of awareness amongst students and faculty • Academic freedom
  8. 8. Lessons Learned O Allies abound! O There is always more to learn O There is always room for one more O Open as the future
  9. 9. Success as a Next Step
  10. 10. #textbookbrokeBC OInspired by the USPIRG campaign OUndergraduate student collaboration between BC’s largest PSI’s - SFU and UBC OLeveraging social media as both a free and open platform
  11. 11. Opportunities O Student union collaboration O Cross border collaboration O Canadian institutional champions O Celebrating successes OOpen textbooks became a hot topic in the 2015 SFSS elections
  12. 12. Thank You! Any questions?