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.

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Wednesday, May 24 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Going Global with OERU- TRU and KPU experiences

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The Open Educational Resources Universitas (OERu) is an international network of 37 tertiary institutions that have created free or reduced-fee-for-credit open educational courses. Both Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Thompson Rivers University are members of the OERu.The OERu partnership is now in its 4th year and has led to the creation of courses at both institutions that will be offered as part of the OERu course listings. Students will have access to learning materials free, with pathways to gain credentials, one of which is TRU's Certificate in General Studies. OERu is founded on the principle of community service and outreach to add value to traditional delivery systems in PSE. The foundation of OERu rests on the development and usage of open educational resources. This presentations will explain the history of TRU's role; will describe and demonstrate the OERu system. This presentation will discuss how that partnership supported the creation of these two courses with special reference to administrative leadership, policy development, library support services, and faculty involvement.

Brenda Thompson,
Associate Dean,
Faculty of Arts
Thompson Rivers University
Disciplinary Interest: adapting technology in communication courses.
Faculty member at TRU since 1998; former department chair for many years for Journalism, Communication, & New Media.

Diane Purvey
Dr. Diane Purvey is Dean, Faculty of Arts at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She has served on several boards such as Strathcona Community Centre, the Surrey Public Art Advisory Committee plus hockey and soccer organizations. Dr. Purvey has a long record of volunteer community work and engagement in community-based research.
Prior to her employment with KPU, Dr. Purvey was Associate Professor and Chair of the School of Education, Faculty of Human, Social and Educational Development at Thompson Rivers University and Professor, Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences, Division of Education Studies, Royal Roads University. Dr. Purvey has a BA and an MA in History and a PhD in Social and Educational Studies from the University of British Columbia. She is the co-author and co-editor of three books on aspects of British Columbia's social history, the most recent being Vancouver Noir, 1930-1960.

Todd Mundle
Todd Mundle has been University Librarian at Kwantlen Polytechnic University since May 2012. Prior to that he served as Associate University Librarian at Simon Fraser 
University Library with responsibilities for Collections and Scholarly Communications and previously, for Library’s budget and personnel. He’s part of KPU’s Open Studies Working Group exploring all things open as well as promoting and creating awareness of open across the university. 
Throughout his career Mr. Mundle has had a keen interest in technology, copyright, and collection development; how they intersect and how they can be leveraged to provide wider access to information. He’s been an OA advocate since the early 2000s when he led BC’s first retrospective thesis digitization project making 4000+ theses publically available on the internet.

Rajiv Jhangiani
Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani is the University Teaching Fellow in Open Studies and a Psychology Instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, where he conducts research in open education and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Dr. Jhangiani serves as the Senior Open Education Advocacy and Research Fellow with BCcampus, an Associate Editor of Psychology Learning and Teaching, and a faculty workshop facilitator with the Open Textbook Network. His books include A Compendium of Scales for Use in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (2015) and Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science (forthcoming, Ubiquity Press).

Farhad Dastur
I am a faculty member at Kwantlen Polytechnic University where I teach evolutionary psychology, perception, and cognitive ergonomics. My research interests include sensory perception in pregnant women, the determinants of intersection collisions between motorcycles and cars, the role of anxiety in pattern perception, and open education. My involvement with openness spans teaching, research, scholarship, development, and advocacy and includes the following:
• Taught psychology using OpenStax and NOBA;
• Researched the efficacy of open vs. commercial textbooks;
• Selected as one of the Open Education Group’s 2016-18 OER Research Fellows
• Written a book chapter, “How to Open an Academic Department;”
• Co-created an Intro Psychology course for the OERu; and
• Advocated for more openness at my institution and beyond
In 2017, I will be co-leading a field school into the Amazon rainforest to learn about its indigenous cultures and remarkable biodiversity.

Wednesday May 24, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Segal Rooms 1400-1410

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