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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.

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Wednesday, May 24 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
A conversation with OER grantees at KPU and UVIC

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From the University of Victoria: The presenters had successfully funded BC Campus Open Textbook grants and will speak to their process, progress, pitfalls, and overall help attendees with storyboarding their open textbook efforts. This workshop will focus on our experiences with open textbooks and will share key takeaways and advice on implementing a successful open textbook project. The goal of this project is to provide textbook options that offer students flexible and affordable access. Specifically, using current open textbook projects at the University of Victoria as examples, we will discuss lessons learned regarding open textbook creation and adaptation; copyright and creative commons; pedagogical activities involving open textbooks and open pedagogy, and tips for project planning.

From Kwantlen Polytechnic University: In this session, faculty OER grantees from KPU will describe their innovative projects, ranging from building an online course with the City of Surrey to increase awareness and understanding of dementia to using virtual world technology to foster student success. The presenters, all of whom are relative newcomers to OER, will describe their motivations and offer insights into their process.

Presenters from UVIC:
Dr. Janni Aragon is an Academic Administrator with 19 years of teaching experience. In her role as Director of Technology Integrated Learning (TIL), she works closely with staff, faculty, librarians, students, and with support units across the University to support face-to-face, online, and flexible learning on campus. She currently serves as Co-Chair on the Open Education Resources Working Group and Chair of the Senate Committee on Learning and Teaching. She has extensive experience integrating technology with pedagogy and using open resources with her teaching. 

Inba Kehoe is Copyright Officer and Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of Victoria Libraries, British Columbia. She is a graduate of U of Toronto and has recently started working on a PhD at the University of Victoria. Inba's interests include author rights, scholarly publishing and open scholarship.

Dr. Mariel Miller is an Educational Designer and Manager of the Department of Technology Integrated Learning (TIL). In her role at TIL, she works with instructors and staff on initiatives for teaching and learning with technology. Mariel’s background is in Educational Psychology and her research and professional interests focus on leveraging technology to support student regulation of learning as a dynamic and social process. In her own teaching, she strives to integrate teaching with pedagogy and experiment with open resources.

Presenters from KPU:

Judith DeGroot
Instructor, Health Care Assistant Program


Nick Inglis
Instructor, Biology



Wednesday May 24, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Fletcher Challenge Canada Theatre

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