Adopting Open Textbooks Workshop – Camosun College

NOTE: NEW DATE!  What and Where? A one-day workshop for EVERYBODY interested in open textbooks. Date: May 27, 2013 Time: 9:30 – 15:15 Location: Camosun College, Lansdowne Campus Library Learning Commons – Room 151 This workshop is organized by BCcampus in collaboration with Camosun College. There is no fee and lunch will be provided. Description There is a lot … Continued

Adopting Open Textbooks Workshop – KPU

What and Where? A one-day workshop for EVERYBODY interested in open textbooks. Date: 26 February, 2013 Time: 9:00am – 15:00pm Location: Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond Campus (Melville Centre for Dialogue) 2550 A & B, second floor This workshop is organized by BCcampus in collaboration with Kwantlen Polytechnic University. There is no fee and lunch will be provided. … Continued

Webinar by Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources

On Tuesday October 9 at 1:00pm EST (10:00am PST), the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources is hosting a webinar presenting three faculty development models for encouraging the use of open textbooks and open educational resources (OER). Speakers include Dr. Andrea Henne (Dean of Online and Distributed Learning at the San Diego Community College District), John … Continued

A Day in the Life of an OER Librarian

(reposted from Scott Leslie’s edtechpost blog) OK, so “OER Librarian” is a bit of a stretch – much as I might secretly harbour a desire to be a librarian, I don’t even play one on TV. But recently I was asked to help find some suitable Open Textbook alternatives for a collaborative program in ICT here in BC, … Continued

Great Background Site on Open Textbooks

http://www.openaccesstextbooks.org/model/index.html As part of a large FIPSE grant, the Florida Distance Learning Consortium produced a site detailing a lot of the ins and outs of Open Textbooks. Especially helpful may be the sections on Tools for authoring and collaborating on Open Textbooks, and a long list of definitions of open textbooks, showing how diverse and understanding there … Continued