Reviewing and Adapting Open Textbooks – pedagogical and practical considerations

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Presenters: Christina Hendricks, Jessie Key Christina Hendricks Reviewing a textbook is a common way that faculty can get involved in supporting open textbooks. Dr. Hendricks recounts her role in taking part in the building of a book as an early reviewer, while the book was still being written. Her background as a philosophy professor was welcome in framing the ethics of the subject matter. Being a known (not blind) reviewer… Read more »


Think Big – Act Small: Student keynote panel Day 2

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Chardaye Bueckert @ChardayeB – President of the SFU Students’ Society My experience as an Open Textbook advocate started in 2013, as a political science student. I came across the open textbook program, and thought it was a no brainer. At first I thought it was going to be easy, but as it turns out it wasn’t that simple. I talked to students, who were quickly… Read more »


An openness to openness – morning keynote

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Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani, an Open Textbook Faculty Fellow, “took the red pill” and join date open education movement as a result of David Wiley’s talk (along with Kim Thanos) at the first Open Textbook Summit two years ago. (Here’s a video of his talk to the OER forum 2012.) In acknowledging people like Jesse Key, Christine Hendricks (both faculty fellows), and numerous other colleagues –… Read more »