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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Elizabeth Childs

Royal Roads University
Professor & Program Head
Elizabeth a Professor and Program Head in the School of Education and Technology and Royal Roads University. She is interested in the design, creation and implementation of flexible learning environments that incorporate the affordances of information and communication technology (ICT) and provide learners with increased choice, flexibility and opportunities for co-creation. With expertise in educational technology & instructional design, design thinking, open education and online learning, her research interests include open educational practices and pedagogies; creation of online communities and digital habitats; design thinking and models for immersive professional development. She has worked with client groups across K-12, post secondary, government and industry to develop and implement blended learning environments and online learning communities in their organizations. At RRU she has helped to co-create a MA in Learning and Technology with openness, networked learning and digital mindset as core design principles. Most recently she has been involved with the Ministry of Education as a member of the quality panel and was a co-researcher for the national research study sponsored by CANeLearn on design principles for K-12 online learning.