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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Farhad Dastur

Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Board of Governors
Surrey, BC
Farhad Dastur did his graduate work in psychology at Dalhousie University. Currently, he is a faculty member at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Farhad has taught, advocated, and done research in open education. He has developed open courses and resources for Thompson Rivers University, the OER universitas, and BCcampus. He has conducted and presented research on the efficacy of open textbooks. His current project involves integrating H5P learning activities in an open textbook on social psychology.
Farhad’s research interests include open education, evolutionary psychology, cognitive psychology, cognitive ergonomics, and virtual reality. His belief in the value of experiential education led him to co-instruct a field school in Colombia’s Amazon rainforest.