Open textbook discussions – “Open brings options” The discussions that took place in the Open Textbook workshops at the University of the West of England recently raised some interesting points (Blog 1). Of course they would – workshops were attended by teachers, library staff and learning technologists, and their breadth of perspective was enlightening. We… Read more
Last week on Thursday 20th July and Friday 21st July we ran the first four Open Textbook workshops as part of our Hewlett-funded project (#UKOpenTextbooks; @UKOpenTextbooks). The slide deck is available here – David Ernst via SlideShare It was an utterly delight to work with David Ernst from the Open Textbook Library which is based at the… Read more
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This presentation by David Ernst of the University of Minnesota and the Open Textbook Network provides a great overview of the rationale and background behind the UK Open Textbook Project. The impact of high textbook costs is assessed, with several models of production and distribution compared (including the affordances of open licensing). The presentation explores some… Read more
I’m so excited to be embarking on this new project along with partners from the OER Hub and WONKHE – people well known to the UK open education community. Bare with us whilst we build this blog and you can follow us on Twitter at @UKOpenTextbooks to stay up to date with project news. How did… Read more
As part of getting the project up and running we have created a Twitter account for those who prefer to keep in touch this way. You can read recent tweets in the side bar or visit the @UKOpenTextbooks page directly.
Our dedicated team of researchers are keen to talk with you! We are looking for academics, librarians, course leaders, and students who are interested in helping us to evaluate the potential for open textbooks and acting as “champions” for the project in UK higher education. If you’d like to add your name to our list… Read more