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 »


Calling open textbook advocates: Danielle Paradis wants to speak with you

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We recently interviewed Danielle Paradis, a graduate student of Arts in Learning and Technology at Royal Roads University, who is studying educators’ and librarians’ experiences in implementing open textbooks. We asked her five questions about her research and why it’s important to the future of post-secondary education. 1.     Why did you choose to focus on open educational resources? Open textbooks are only a small part… Read more »


Open Textbook pioneer saves students thousands in textbook costs

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Dr. Takashi Sato

Remember the days of trudging across campus, lugging a fifty pound backpack crammed with an assortment of enormous (and expensive) textbooks? For 60 lucky Kwantlen Polytechnic University students, those backpacks are a little lighter while their wallets are substantially fatter thanks to the BCcampus Open Textbook project and intrepid physics professor, Dr. Takashi Sato. Dr. Takashi Sato Last year, Dr. Sato was approached by BCcampus… Read more »