Posts Tagged: OpenStax

Collaborating to Improve Access: Kortext & OpenStax

Collaborating to Improve Access: Kortext & OpenStax

Since 2013, Kortext have worked with institutions and publishers around the world to amass a collection of e-textbooks and resources for learners.  Kortext also provides a range of learning analytics to help lecturers, librarians and administrative staff gain insight into learning trends and help to understand how students are using these materials. Kortext are now… Read more

Supporting Biomedical Science Students with OpenStax

Supporting Biomedical Science Students with OpenStax

Robin Freeburn is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Science and Sports, The University of the West of Scotland (UWS). Teaching across all levels of the Biomedical Science and Bioscience degrees both Robin and some of his colleagues use OpenStax materials as part of their first and second year teaching. The module Cells and… Read more

ASE 2018, Liverpool (3-6 January 2018)

ASE 2018, Liverpool (3-6 January 2018)

The New Year saw Rob and I head to ASE 2018 at The University of Liverpool to showcase OpenStax STEM textbooks to science educators. A massive thanks to the dozens of participants who stopped by to talk to us during the event, both to find out more about open textbooks and OpenStax but also talk about… Read more

Sunderland Workshop: 13 December 2017

Sunderland Workshop: 13 December 2017

For the penultimate open textbook workshop of 2017 I had the privilege of spending time with fantastic University of Sunderland colleagues to discuss how we can help increase access and participation in education through the use of openly licensed resources. This blog post summarises our discussion. The workshop was organised by Andy Fraser, Senior Lecturer, who is… Read more

Staffordshire University Open Textbook Workshops

Staffordshire University Open Textbook Workshops

Viv and I headed up to Stoke-on-Trent recently to conduct two open textbook workshops with staff from Staffordshire University. We had a great mix of participants from librarians, senior lecturers to senior management, with fantastic discussions on all aspects of openness and the potential of open textbooks. Some key points from both workshops: In general,… Read more

#VICEPHEC17, York… and Beyond! #EurOpenStax

#VICEPHEC17, York… and Beyond! #EurOpenStax

Over the course of three weeks during late August and early September we had the pleasure of Dani Nicolson and Daniel Williamson of project collaborators OpenStax (US based providers of more than 20 open textbooks in high enrolment subjects) visiting the UK as part of their month-long #EurOpenStax tour. Their visit kicked off with several days in… Read more