Five lessons learned at the Open Textbooks Summit 2014

The Open Textbook Summit was held April 16 -17, 2014 bringing together leaders in the Open Textbook field, faculty who are reviewing, adopting and developing Open Textbooks, student advocates, librarians, institutional administrators, government officials, and policy staff.

While Tri-C did not attend, there are five interesting lessons they’ve shared from the summit.

  1. “Librarians like to search for things. Real people like to FIND them.” – Librarians have a crucial role to play.
  2. “It’s all about the students” – Students have more of an impact than they might think.
  3. “The ideal textbook does not exist” – Open Textbooks means control is given back to instructors
  4. “OER is like being given a puppy” – Taking control of educational content takes commitment.
  5. “Come on in, the water’s warm!” – We need a bigger developer community around the technology of open source publishing

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Want to learn more about Open Educational Resources in general and at Tri-C?  Go to our Open Educational Resources page.


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