Coming together for Open Education
This week of collaboration and innovation goes beyond institutional boundaries, bringing together educational developers, librarians, instructional designers, students and other open education advocates to discuss the most current trends, issues and initiatives. Through a suite of workshops, panels and presentations, explore topics from across the open landscape such as renewable assessment, inter-institution projects and universal design for learning.
With rewarding sessions for any level of experience, all are welcome join us to celebrate the transformative power of open education.
Today: Beyond the Textbook: Zero Textbook Cost
Though publisher texts are a tradition in higher education, they can create barriers for teaching and learning, including access and accessibility issues, cost, and teaching and learning constraints. Increasingly there are alternatives to publisher texts that can help reduce or eliminate those barriers, including free material found online, library subscription materials, and open educational resources. This session will provide practical advice for finding lower-barrier course materials as well as considerations for their use in teaching practice.
Ontario Colleges Open Education Working Group (COEWG)
Contributed by: Kimberlee Carter