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

Thanks Everyone!

Thanks Everyone!

by Mary Burgess -
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I just wanted to thank everyone who participated in the discussions this week. We've had some good conversation about the benefits (cost savings to students, abiltiy to adapt materials for instructors) and challenges (the time and effort adaptation takes, licensing complications) of using open materials. There was also some great enthusiasm for the promise of open resources. You've all helped to continue to drive me to keep working hard on our open textbook project at BCcampus knowing there are lots of faculty out there who really want this paradigm to work!

Stay tuned for next week's topic on licensing with Sylvia and I'll see you in week 3 for a discussion about individual and institutional readiness for a move to openness.