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 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
A Pressbooks Vision for Open Textbooks

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Pressbooks, an open source book publishing platform, is getting used by more and more Open Textbook projects, and this is by far the most interesting (to us!) use for Pressbooks. In this talk, Hugh McGuire (founder of Pressbooks) will talk about why Open Textbooks offer such exciting technical possibilities. He’ll give an overview of the Pressbooks development roadmap, with a focus on Open Textbooks-specific features. The talk will cover things like: making it easy to find openly licensed Pressbooks books, about making reusing, revising & remixing easy, about accessibility, annotations, and making better web interfaces for books. 

If all goes well we'll demo with everyone the ease of remixing using Pressbooks.

Hugh McGuire has been building tools and communities that bring books onto the web for a decade. He is the co-founder of the Rebus Foundation, founder of Pressbooks, LibriVox, Pressbooks, and iambik. You can find him @hughmcguire.

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Hugh McGuire

Founder & CEO, Rebus Foundation
technology guy.

Thursday May 25, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Segal Rooms 1420-1430

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