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BC Open Textbook Summit 2017 has ended

BCcampus is pleased to, once again, host the Open Textbook Summit. This year’s event will take place May 24-25 at SFU Harbour Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada).

The Open Textbook Summit brings together leaders in the Open Textbook field, from faculty who are reviewing, adopting and developing Open Textbooks, to student advocates, librarians, institutional administrators, government officials, and policy staff. Together, we look at what other institutions are doing to move the Open Textbook agenda forward, share experiences about what has worked well and what could be improved, and look ahead to explore how open pedagogy can influence Open Textbook development to enhance teaching and learning.

Wednesday, May 24 • 11:40am - 12:10pm
Factors that influence the selection of open (and commercial) educational resources

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This presentation will describe the results of a survey of 200 instructional faculty across 26 BC post-secondary institutions. The key questions this survey addresses include: 1) Who has a role in selecting required course materials, 2) What factors are more or less important to faculty when selecting course materials, 3) What is the relative importance to faculty of different ancillary resources, 4) How often do faculty hear from their students about requiring a textbook or using an older edition, 5) What is their awareness of OER and open textbooks, 6) How do faculty perceive the relative quality of open and commercial resources, and 7) How do each of these factors predict the likelihood of future adoption.

Dr. Rajiv S. Jhangiani
University Teaching Fellow and Psychology Instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University; Senior Open Education Advocacy & Research Fellow at BCcampus; Faculty Workshop Facilitator at the Open Textbook Network

Dr. Surita Jhangiani
Psychology Instructor at the Justice Institute of British Columbia and the University of British Columbia


Wednesday May 24, 2017 11:40am - 12:10pm
Fletcher Challenge Canada Theatre

Attendees (22)