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Open Education Week 2019

To celebrate Open Education Week 2019 the University of Toronto Libraries and Online Learning Strategies will host two separate events. In the first you will hear a range of perspectives on the opportunities and challenges in creating or adapting new open resources from those involved in projects funded by eCampusOntario.  The second workshop will explore the Open Textbook creation platform Pressbooks. Faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, librarians, and staff from all three campuses at University of Toronto and beyond are welcome to attend.

The events:

Tuesday March 05: Open Textbooks: Open Minds
A Colloquium Exploring Re-Use of Open Resources to Improve Quality and Access

This event will showcase the findings of a recent University of Guelph study exploring the impact of cost and access to course materials on student success. In addition, University of Toronto instructors, librarians, staff and graduate students who have had first hand experience in the creation and adaptation of open textbooks will share their strategies and insights.

[Update April 2019]: This event was recorded. Please see the link at the bottom of the page.

Friday March 08: Pressbooks Workshop
Learn How to Create, Adapt, and Publish Open Textbooks

Interested in creating, adapting, discovering, or publishing an open textbook? Curious to learn strategies for the discovery and use open resources others have created? Pressbooks is an online book and document formatting system that you can use to create books that are accessible on all platforms: in print and digital, including all smartphones, tablets, e-reader devices, and computers.

We hope to see you there!

And, as always, enjoy Open Education Week

 

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