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Open Textbooks presentation at UBC


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This is a presentation for various meetings with student groups at the University of British Columbia: introducing open textbooks, their value, and asking how we might best promote them.

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Open Textbooks presentation at UBC

  1. 1. Open Textbooks: What are they, and how might we promote them? • Christina Hendricks • Sr. Instructor, Philosophy and Arts One, UBC • 2014-2015 Faculty Fellow with the BCcampus Open Textbook Project Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution
  2. 2. Open Textbooks: What, and how promote? Agenda • What is BCcampus and the Open Textbook Project? • What are open textbooks? • How might we best spread the word?
  3. 3. Connect the expertise, programs, and resources of all BC post-secondary institutions under a collaborative service delivery framework 1 2 3 Open Education & Professional Learning Student Services & Data Exchange Collaborative Programs & Shared Services bccampus.caSlide from Clint Lalonde, Bccampus, CC-BY
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  5. 5. What are Open Textbooks? Textbooks that are , of course! But what does that mean?...
  6. 6. The 5 “R’s” of openness •The right to make, own and control copies of the contentRetain •The right to use the content in a wide range of waysReuse •The right to adapt, adjust, or modify the content itselfRevise •The right to combine the original or revised content with other open content to create something new Remix •The right to share copies of the original content, your revisions, or your remixes with others Redistribute Source: David Wiley, CC-BY Slide adapted from Mary Burgess, BCcampus, licensed CC-BY
  7. 7. Open Educational Resources “OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others.” -- William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  8. 8. Open Textbooks Similar to any other textbook, but with an open license to allow revision/reuse • Often a “creative commons” license Online, PDF, ebook, or printed • Free of cost online; often small charge for printed version
  9. 9. Benefits of open textbooks: Cost Students spend $1200/yr on textbooks Source: Fixing the Broken Textbook Market U.S. Student PIRGs, licensed CC BY 4.0 Cover image: Center for Public Interest Research, CC-BY 4.0 license -- College Board, U.S. 65% of students have not purchased a textbook for a course during their academic career because of price Nearly half said textbook cost affected course choice Slide adapted from Clint Lalonde, BCcampus, CC-BY
  10. 10. Benefits of open textbooks: Own & Retain Ebooks may not allow you to copy and paste, print or redistribute May only have access for short period of time System Lock, Flickr photo shared by Yuri Samoilov, licensed CC BY 2.0
  11. 11. Benefits of open textbooks: Adaptability Take out what you don’t need, add in your own materials or OER from others … E.g., lecture notes, videos, images, quizzes, & more CC-A license to remix, flickr photo shared by fotonen, CC BY 2.0
  12. 12. Where to find open textbooks
  13. 13. HELP? Looking for ways to: • Increase awareness of OER and open textbooks • Encourage adoption of open textbooks by faculty • Encourage reviews of open textbooks by faculty • Hopefully increase the number of open textbooks over time (will require more funding)
  14. 14. Thank You @clhendricksbc tinahendricks