Open Professional Learning at BCcampus

The announcement for Open Education Week in 2011 brought about a flurry of activity. There are so many excellent learning opportunities thanks to educators willing to share their expertise and resources. This prompted some reflection among BCcampus staff on how we have walked the talk when it comes to OPEN professional learning. Here is a … Continued

Writing an e-book about e-books for fun and no profit

In February, 2012 we came together in the SCoPE community to learn about what is involved in writing and publishing e-books. As part of the process we began to assemble an e-book about e-books. It’s still a work in progress! Go to these Google Docs and jump in: Doc 1 – We are sketching out … 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

Preliminary Research on Possible Open Textbook Replacements

Based on the course outlines listed at https://ict.onlinecollaborative.ca/courses/course-text-books.jsp Scott Leslie undertook initial research of known sources of Open Textbooks and OER to determine if there existed any suitable replacements. His search uncovered a number of potential candidates which are listed in detail at http://edtechpost.wikispaces.com/Open+Textbook+Replacements+for+ICT+Colla

Possible Collaborative Authoring Environments

Over the past year Scott Leslie from BCcampus has been investigating various potential collaborative authoring environments for open textbooks. The key elements of such an environment are that it be web-based and allow for public viewing of the content facilitate collaboration by multiple authors provide multiple output formats, including basic ones like HTML, PDF and … Continued