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
Connect OER Project

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The movement for OER in Canada and the United States has been accelerating, with numerous institutions launching initiatives to support the creation, adoption, adaptation and awareness of OER. While there are a number of successful efforts to organize networks, communities, and consortia, many activities also happen organically without visibility outside their institution. Recognizing the need to better track and share information about the efforts institutions have taken to advance OER, SPARC has developed the Connect OER Project. While the anticipated launch of this project is not until September 2017, this 30-minute presentation will provide attendees with a first-hand opportunity to learn more about the project, our initial findings and how their institution can get involved.

Brady Yano is the Assistant Director of Open Education for SPARC. In this role he provides support and leads special projects across SPARC’s Open Education portfolio. Brady was first introduced to OER while serving as a student leader at Simon Fraser University. Recognizing the benefits that greater OER adoption would bring, he organized the "#textbookbrokeBC" campaign with fellow BC student leaders. Chat with Brady about OER, libraries and student advocacy.


Thursday May 25, 2017 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Segal Rooms 1400-1410