Since November of 2014, the Open Textbook Faculty Fellows Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani (KPU), Dr. Christina Hendricks (UBC) and Dr. Jessie Key (VIU) have been collaboratively working with Dr. Beck Pitt from the OER Research Hub in the U.K. on an open textbook research project involving faculty in British Columbia.
Throughout the winter and spring, we have been gathering data from faculty across B.C. post-secondary institutions about their use and perceptions of open textbooks and, more broadly, open educational resources (OER).
Analysis on the survey results has been ongoing. Our goal is to release a final report on the findings later this year with some recommendations that can help guide the future direction of not only the B.C. Open Textbook project, but other open textbook projects as well.
For now, we have some preliminary findings that we would like to share. These preliminary findings will be presented and discussed later this week at the Open Textbook Summit by Rajiv, Christina and Jessie.