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.
- “Librarians like to search for things. Real people like to FIND them.” – Librarians have a crucial role to play.
- “It’s all about the students” – Students have more of an impact than they might think.
- “The ideal textbook does not exist” – Open Textbooks means control is given back to instructors
- “OER is like being given a puppy” – Taking control of educational content takes commitment.
- “Come on in, the water’s warm!” – We need a bigger developer community around the technology of open source publishing
View specific details at: http://bccampus.ca/2014/04/22/five-lessons-learned-at-the-open-textbooks-summit-2014/
Want to learn more about Open Educational Resources in general and at Tri-C? Go to our Open Educational Resources page.