Between the Chapters: Open Textbooks
In this episode of @YearsEd Between the Chapters, Laura chats with Amanda Coolidge about open educational resources (OERs) and the open textbooks. Listen to this book club chat about Chapter 20 (2013): Open Textbooks as we talk about localization of OERs for all teaching and learning classrooms around the world. It’s more than just digital or a platform, there’s such a great ability to see how grassroots initiatives offer ways to provide open textbooks & OERs multiple formats that are not digital to empower educators and learners’ ways to co-create knowledge. Listen in as we get to the root of why open textbooks matter: access for learning! P.s. We love the library.
- Creative Commons
- Open Textbook Library via University of Minnesota
- Why Are Textbooks so Expensive?
- Which Major Has the Most Expensive Textbooks?
- TESSA: Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Open Up Resources
- Open Content David WIley
- Digital Open Textbooks for Development
- Open Educational Resources: Breaking the Lockbox on Education
- Why we fund open textbooks (and plan to do more)
- Open Textbooks? UGH. Robin DeRosa
- Are open textbooks the end game? Rajiv Jhangiani
- Open UBC
- Open UBC Snapshots: Textbook Displacements by Open Resources
- BCCampus Open Publishing
- UBC Library Open Textbooks | OER Grant Project
- BCcampus OpenEd
- H5P – open interactive content & materials
- The H5P Open Kitchen & Pressbooks
- PressBooks – open publisher
- Project Management for Instructional Designers by Wiley et al.
- Learner Experiences with MOOCs and Open Online Learning by Veletsianos et al.
Pro-Tip: Meet instructors, faculty, and administrators where they are with their teaching and learning practice to build the relationship around open textbooks and OERs.
Questions for the community to ponder about open textbooks & access:
- Why are we creating those walls for education and textbooks?
- Where are the spaces and places for the commons in learning to come together?
- What are the pedagogical positives behind an open textbook?
- What does access mean to you, your institution, and how you are providing that access, when you think about learning resources?
Are you meeting your learners/educators where they are? What does access mean to you for teaching & learning? Tell us about it. Send us a message or tweet. Podcast episode art: X-Ray Specs by @visualthinkery is licensed under CC-BY-SA. Remix by Karyn Wisselink.