Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in News |

Roundup of the Geography Open Textbook Sprint

If you are looking for the finished Geography textbook, BC in a Global Context, it is available in our open textbook library.

On June 9th, 2014 a group of educators and technologists gathered at the University of British Columbia with a unique challenge; create a first year university level Geography open textbook in just four days.

The collaborative authoring model is known as a book sprint. Inspired by code sprints from the software development world, the goal of a book sprint is to create a book from scratch in a very short time frame.

The event was facilitated by BookSprint, and organized by BCcampus.

For more information about book sprints and the event itself, take a look at these resources:



  1. Clint Lalonde (BCcampus): Reflections on an Open Textbook Sprint | - […] we had a facilitator in place, we needed to find the people to create the textbook. We issued a…