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 »

ChemWiki and the UC Davis STEMWiki Hyperlibrary: Top 12 Things You Need to Know

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Professor Larsen at the University of California at Davis started the ChemWiki in 2008 on a shoestring. “ChemWiki is not a textbook,” says Larsen, “it is a textbook environment capable of supporting multiple chemistry textbooks within a centralized system.” Recently, ChemWiki received a grant of $250,000 from the National Science Foundation to a consortium that includes Sonoma State University, Diablo Valley College, Contra Costa Community… Read more »

Open Education Week 2014: we’re featuring the ‘best-of’ our open textbook collection

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Today, March 10 marks the kick-off of to the third annual Open Education Week. Coordinated by the OpenCourseWare Consortium, Open Education Week’s goal is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now. Beginning with this blog post today, BCcampus will be participating by featuring some our best open textbooks (ratings of 80% and higher based on peer… Read more »