Open Textbooks: New Models in Textbook Production

October 23, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

Open textbooks are innovating and disrupting the traditional model of textbook publication. In celebrating Open Access Week, SFU Library is delighted to bring together a range of perspectives on open textbooks.

Students spend roughly $1,000 per year on textbooks, and are increasingly advocating for freely available textbooks. In this province, BCcampus has been overseeing the Open Textbook Project, which involves creating 40 open textbooks in a variety of disciplines, and many faculty members have started to adopt or adapt open textbooks for their courses. Join us for an interactive session featuring three speakers actively engaged in the production, adoption, and use of open textbooks. Bring your questions and comments to this open discussion.

When : Thu, 23 Oct 2014 1:00 PM

Where : Room 1600
SFU’s Vancouver Campus (Harbour Cntre)
515 W Hastings

Registration: Event is FREE, but REGISTRATION is required.

Speakers: Mary Burgess and Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani

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