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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Thursday, May 25 • 11:40am - 12:10pm
Becoming a Full Service Indie Publishing of Open Tools and Content

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table { }td { padding-top: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-left: 1px; color: black; font-size: 12pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Calibri; vertical-align: bottom; border: medium none; white-space: normal; } If open educational resources are to truly compete with commercial publishers, we must provide a full set of open capabilities that support a book.  Publishers provide learning resources in a learning object repository (LOR) that allows remixing and easy integration into learning management systems using protocols like LTI.  Publishers provide learning resources like slides, assignment, and interactive software to help those who use the book.  Every open book should also have a truly free and open MOOC associated with the book that does not depend on any institutional LMS or MOOC hosting provider.  We need the ability to have a OER website for a book, a "LOR of my Own", an "LMS of my Own" and a "MOOC of my Own" using only our locally owned and controlled resources.  The tsugi.org project in effect is the WordPress for Open Education.  By downloading, configuring, and hosting a simple PHP application augmented by free content delivery networks, it is possible to deploy a scalable worldwide MOOC with surprisingly low cost.  This presentation will introduce the tsugi.org software and show how it is used to build sites like www.py4e.com.

Charles R. Severance
University of Michigan

bio: http://dr-chuck.com/dr-chuck/resume/index.htm

Thursday May 25, 2017 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Fletcher Challenge Canada Theatre

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