Quality, cost, flexibility and equity drivers for open textbooks
March 26, 2020
Hot on the heels of our project launch, we broadcast our first Open Textbook seminar on the 13th of March to over 40 online participants. Assoc. Prof. Rajiv Jhanghiani provided a keynote presentation on access, equity and student success associated with Open Educational Resources (OER) including Open Textbooks. Dr. Joanna Tai’s succinct and thorough tweet-streaming throughout the event highlighted many of the fundamental points raised and discussed during the keynote and following discussion session. A PDF of the slides is here (4.5MG) and a full video recording of the session is also available.
Rajiv’s keynote provided a thorough understanding of the research and practice in Canada and internationally, as well as some of the emerging trends and concerns for equity. This raised a number of questions and discussions from attendees and the panel which included Colin Bates (Director of Collections and Global Access at Deakin Library), Dr Mathew Ling (Open Texts/Open Psychology educator) and Gavin Hodgkinson (Deakin University Student Association).
Key Open Education resources that Dr. Rajiv mentioned during his talk include:
- PhET Interactive Simulations https://phet.colorado.edu/_m/
- Mathematical Association of America https://www.maa.org/
- BC Campus Open Ed https://open.bccampus.ca/
- OASIS search engine https://oasis.geneseo.edu/
- Open Pedagogy Notebook http://openpedagogy.org/
- A guide to making Open Textbooks with students https://press.rebus.community/makingopentextbookswithstudents/
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Photo credit: Steven Chang
"What makes a resource open are the permissions it is published under" – the five Rs: Reuse, Revise, Remix, Retain, Redistribute – @thatpsychprof keynote with @CRADLEdeakin & @SarahLambertOz #OER #DiversifyContent #OpenEducation pic.twitter.com/AZ7qEgc17V
— Steven Chang (@StevenPChang) March 12, 2020