Week 1: What is Open? What is an Open Textbook

Where to start

Where to start

by Mary Burgess -
Number of replies: 7

Hi Everyone,

Many of you are finding your way around the workshop site, which is great. For those who are feeling a bit lost, I thought I'd post to say that we have put a number of resources on this page: http://scope.bccampus.ca/course/view.php?id=374&section=1, which will introduce you to the topics of openness and open textbooks specifically. In the synchronous session on Thursday morning, I'll be going into a bit more detail and you'll have a chance to ask questions as well. If you can't attend, the session will be recorded and we'll post the link on the course site.

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by Annie Swihart -

I am unable to attend the session on Thursday but look forward to the shared recording. 

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by Claudia Da Silva -

Will we be able to access the recorded session later on? In case we cannot participate at 10AM?

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by Mary Burgess -

Yes, as soon as we can process it, we'll post the recording here on the workshop site. 

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by Carole Mackewich -

Hi Mary,

Thanks for your explanation of how to navigate the site. I've been poking around, found the reading and Ted.com clips for the week, and read and watched all of them. I wish I could be at the synchronous session on Thursday morning, but my schedule won't allow for it.  I will listen to the recording when it is posted.

Are there specific assignments to complete (if so, I am having difficulty finding them) or is joining the discussion the only expectation?

Thanks,

Carole :o)

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by Mary Burgess -

Really glad you've found your way around Carole, and you are right, the only activites this week are looking at the resources and posting in the forums. 

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by Karina Sternin -

Thanks for the resource address.  I've been poking around a bit and find the whole concept of Open Textbook and am getting quite excited about it.  One of the things I love most about going to workshops or conferences is just this; people share their ideas, others try them out and get reinvigorated.

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by Sylvia Currie -

Ahhh yes! Where's the "like" button? :-) I know what you mean, Karina. Nothing like hanging around people who are doing neat things to get inspired.