Posted in July 2014

Clint Lalonde (BCcampus): Reflections on an Open Textbook Sprint

Clint Lalonde (BCcampus): Reflections on an Open Textbook Sprint

We’re excited to work with all our collaborators and, as you may have picked up in previous posts. we’ve just started to work with BCcampus in British Columbia, Canada. More specifically, we are working with BCcampus Open Textbook Project, an initiative that is producing forty open textbooks for use by educators and students in British Columbia. The project is…

OpenStax College Student Survey Results (Part I)

OpenStax College Student Survey Results (Part I)

As was mentioned at the end of March (see earlier blog post) in addition to carrying out an OpenStax College (OSC) educator survey (for updated results see here) we also asked students about their use of OER and OSC textbooks. The bulk of respondents to this survey were drawn from the November OpenStax incentivised newsletter. We did, however,…

Educator Paul Shaber on OpenStax College Textbooks

Educator Paul Shaber on OpenStax College Textbooks

Early this year, I had the opportunity to interview several OpenStax College using educators on their experiences of using the materials. Paul Shaber, of Fruitland Schools in Idaho very generously took time out to participate and sent me the following written responses to a series of questions regarding his use of OpenStax College textbooks and his experiences. Thanks…

Siyavula Educator Survey Results: Educational Contexts (Part II)

Siyavula Educator Survey Results: Educational Contexts (Part II)

This is the second of a four-part series of blog posts co-authored by Beck Pitt (OER Research Hub researcher) and Megan Beckett (Siyavula). You can read our posts on the Siyavula educator sample and background to the study here, more on educators’ attitudes and behaviours toward OER on Thursday and more on the impact of…