Lightening students' load: an introduction to open textbooks
open textbooks, higher education, instruction, creative commons
Free online textbooks (“open textbooks”) are becoming a reality for a growing number of students in higher education. This session will explore initiatives that are making this possible including the British Columbia Open Textbook Project and the Campus Alberta Open Education Resources Initiative. Participants will be asked to reflect on how open textbooks could benefit their own students both economically and in terms of student learning, while also considering possible drawbacks and implications that these emerging resources pose.
Presented on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 for Faculty Development Day held at MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta
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