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=== Summary ===
 
=== Summary ===
  
The course is a three-step process to adopting open textbooks for educators facilitated by the [http://bccampus.ca/ BCcampus].  The three major steps are discovering open educational materials and selecting appropriate ones based on the various criteria; secondly following an adoption process where you work with other stakeholders including students to promote a best-use model, and finally the third step is sharing your knowledge of discovery and adoption of open educational materials with others in your discipline, campus, or learning community. The course can also be useful to self-learners who want to find high-quality open educational resources in their area of interest.
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The information is a three-step process to adopting open textbooks for educators. It is a modified version of the [http://archive.p2pu.org/general/find-author-and-share-open-textbooks Find, Author, and Share Open Textbooks course] developed by the [http://www.collegeopentextbooks.org/ College Open Textbooks Collaborative].
  
We will have weekly discussions on the course forum about important issues in the course.  We will also have bi-weekly live video conferences to share new discoveries and answer questions.  These conferences wil be archived for those who cannot attend live.
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[[File:6732648929_f9c51cfa19.jpg|thumb|Open Textbooks]]
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The three major steps are:
  
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qog8vSC-rjk  Watch this video to hear more about it.]
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1. Discovering open educational materials and selecting appropriate ones based on the various criteria;
  
'''Schedule/Syllabus'''
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2. Following an adoption process where you work with other stakeholders including students to promote a best-use model, and;
  
[http://mediawiki.bccampus.ca/index.php/Syllabus_for_Adopting_Open_Textbooks Syllabus for Adopting Open Textbooks]
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3. Sharing your knowledge of discovery and adoption of open educational materials with others in your discipline, campus, or learning community.
  
[[Category:Adopting_Open_Textbooks_Course]]
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=== '''Outline''' ===
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[[Outline for Adopting Open Textbooks]]
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== Modules ==
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[http://mediawiki.bccampus.ca/index.php/Introduction Introduction]
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[http://mediawiki.bccampus.ca/index.php/Finding_Open_Textbooks Finding Open Textbooks]
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[http://mediawiki.bccampus.ca/index.php/Selecting_and_Finding_More Selecting and Finding More]
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[http://mediawiki.bccampus.ca/index.php/Open_Licensing Open Licensing]
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[http://mediawiki.bccampus.ca/index.php/Using_Open_Textbooks Adopting and Using Open Textbooks]
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[http://mediawiki.bccampus.ca/index.php/Authoring_Tools_and_Hosting_Platforms Authoring Tools]
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[http://mediawiki.bccampus.ca/index.php/Author-Adopter_Communities_and_Sustainability Author-Adopter Communities]
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[http://mediawiki.bccampus.ca/index.php/Resources_for_Open_Textbooks Additional Resources]
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Get the entire course as a [http://mediawiki.bccampus.ca/images/0/08/Adopting_open_textbooks.pdf printable PDF textbook] or as an [http://mediawiki.bccampus.ca/images/d/d2/Adopting_open_textbooks.epub ePub suitable for any standards compliant eReader]
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Latest revision as of 21:36, 1 December 2014



Can adopting open educational resources make education more accessible to learners and empower educators to share?

Summary

The information is a three-step process to adopting open textbooks for educators. It is a modified version of the Find, Author, and Share Open Textbooks course developed by the College Open Textbooks Collaborative.

Open Textbooks

The three major steps are:

1. Discovering open educational materials and selecting appropriate ones based on the various criteria;

2. Following an adoption process where you work with other stakeholders including students to promote a best-use model, and;

3. Sharing your knowledge of discovery and adoption of open educational materials with others in your discipline, campus, or learning community.

Outline

Outline for Adopting Open Textbooks

Modules

Introduction

Finding Open Textbooks

Selecting and Finding More

Open Licensing

Adopting and Using Open Textbooks

Authoring Tools

Author-Adopter Communities

Additional Resources


Get the entire course as a printable PDF textbook or as an ePub suitable for any standards compliant eReader