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Open Textbooks:
Using, adapting,
reviewing, promoting
• Christina Hendricks
• Sr. Instructor, Philosophy and Arts One, UBC...
Agenda
• What is the Bccampus Open Textbook
Project?
• What are open textbooks?
• How to adopt/adapt open textbooks?
Connect the expertise, programs, and resources
of all BC post-secondary institutions under a
collaborative service deliver...
open.bccampus.ca
What are Open Textbooks?
Textbooks that are , of course!
But what does that mean?...
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...
Open Educational Resources
“OER are teaching, learning, and research
resources that reside in the public domain
or have be...
Open Textbooks
Similar to any other textbook, but with an
open license to allow revision/reuse
• Often a “creative commons...
Benefits of open textbooks: Cost
Students spend $1200/yr
on textbooks
Source: Fixing the Broken Textbook Market U.S. Stude...
Benefits of open textbooks: Own & Retain
Ebooks may not
allow you to
copy and paste,
print or
redistribute
May only have
a...
Benefits of open textbooks: Adaptability
Take out what you don’t need, add in your
own materials or OER from others …
E.g....
Where to find open textbooks
open.bccampus.ca
openstaxcollege.org
open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/
Collegeopentextbooks.org
Adopting open textbooks
open.bccampus.ca
Adopting open textbooks: options
• Give students a link to the textbook on the BCcampus site
• Download the book and put i...
Adopting open textbooks: tell us!
If you adopt an open textbook from the collection,
please let BCcampus know.
You can do ...
Modifying/revising open textbooks
Click the link for adaptations/modifications on each
textbook page to contact BCcampus
Modifying/revising open textbooks
Or, download the book in one of the available formats
and edit from there (MS Word edita...
Reviewing open textbooks
http://open.bccampus.ca
Go to “current calls for proposals”, then “review an open
textbook”
Current focus of BCcampus Open Textbook program:
• Encourage adoption of open textbooks by faculty
• Increase awareness of...
Thank You
Email: c.hendricks@ubc.ca
Twitter: @clhendricksbc
Website: http://blogs.ubc.ca/christinahendricks
open.bccampus....
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Open Textbooks presentation for Faculty

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This presentation on open textbooks and open educational resources was given at an articulation committee meeting in BC in May 2015.

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Open Textbooks presentation for Faculty

  1. 1. Open Textbooks: Using, adapting, reviewing, promoting • 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. Agenda • What is the Bccampus Open Textbook Project? • What are open textbooks? • How to adopt/adapt open textbooks?
  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
  4. 4. open.bccampus.ca
  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, http://opencontent.org/blog/archives/3221 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 http://www.hewlett.org/programs/education/open-educational-resources
  8. 8. Open Textbooks Similar to any other textbook, but with an open license to allow revision/reuse • Often a “creative commons” license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ 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 open.bccampus.ca openstaxcollege.org open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/ Collegeopentextbooks.org
  13. 13. Adopting open textbooks open.bccampus.ca
  14. 14. Adopting open textbooks: options • Give students a link to the textbook on the BCcampus site • Download the book and put it on another site for students to download • E.g., LMS, Dropbox, own website • Ask your bookstore or print shop if they can print copies of the book for students to purchase • some books are licensed CC BY-NC, and for those the printers can only charge for cost-recovery, not add a markup
  15. 15. Adopting open textbooks: tell us! If you adopt an open textbook from the collection, please let BCcampus know. You can do so on the page for each of the books, or there is a link under “adopt” at open.bccampus.ca
  16. 16. Modifying/revising open textbooks Click the link for adaptations/modifications on each textbook page to contact BCcampus
  17. 17. Modifying/revising open textbooks Or, download the book in one of the available formats and edit from there (MS Word editable formats coming this Fall!)
  18. 18. Reviewing open textbooks http://open.bccampus.ca Go to “current calls for proposals”, then “review an open textbook”
  19. 19. Current focus of BCcampus Open Textbook program: • Encourage adoption of open textbooks by faculty • Increase awareness of OER and open textbooks • Encourage reviews of open textbooks by faculty • Help support faculty in adopting and adapting open textbooks Spread the word!
  20. 20. Thank You Email: c.hendricks@ubc.ca Twitter: @clhendricksbc Website: http://blogs.ubc.ca/christinahendricks open.bccampus.ca

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