October 2014

Week in Review

Week 43-44: Week(s) in Review

I missed last week so here is the blur of the past 2 weeks. Attended & presented at COHERE in Regina. I’ve been trying to go beyond the free bit when talking about open textbooks these days and look at some of the other benefits of open textbooks beyond saving students money. I grew up […]

Open, Textbooks

More open textbook remixing in the wild

Earlier this week I was at the COHERE conference in Regina, talking about open textbooks. Open textbooks seemed like a hot topic of informal conversation at the conference with one of the student participants, USask student society president and open textbook advocate Max FineDay, diving right into the topic on the first morning during the […]

Week in Review

Week 41: Week in Review

Monday was the first meeting of our Faculty Fellows Christina Hendricks (UBC Philosophy), Jessie Key (VIU Chemistry) and Rajiv Jhangiani. All three will be working with us over the course of the next year working on three themes within their institutions and disciplines: research, advocacy and providing feedback to our team as we move forward in the next […]

Week in Review

Week 40: Week in Review

Felt like a big week of meetings this week. Initial meeting with a new open textbook author who I’ll be working with to develop an open textbook in the area of mental health training. Meetings with OpenSchoolBC, Camosun College and the Ministry of Advanced Ed to clarify deliverables on an open textbook project in fundamental […]

Open, Textbooks

Remixing open textbooks redux

Out of all the blog posts I have written in the past few years, none continues to generate the type of traffic to my site as the post I did on remix and plagiarism 2 years ago. In that post, I raged against Turnitin which sent out a poster that tried to portray some of […]