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Thursday, May 24 • 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Adopting, Adapting, and Creating Open Textbooks with Pressbooks

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In this 45-minute session eCampusOntario Program Managers Peg French and Jenni Hayman will describe an open textbook adaptation process leading to revised versions of two business resources for Ontario colleges. Beginning March 2-4, 2018 with an open textbook sprint, eCampusOntario team members and seven college educators partnered to review and adapt two open textbooks Fundamentals of Business and Communication for Business Professionals. The purpose of the adaptation was to align the resources with provincial program standards and provide a more contextualized experience for learners.

The benefits and challenges of collaborative sprint methods will be described based on educator and eCampusOntario staff experiences. Basic features of the Pressbooks textbook creation and export platform will be shared. Participants will be invited to ask questions about sprint and textbook development processes in dialogue with the presenters. This will be an introductory-level presentation and no prior experience will be necessary.

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Peg French

Program Manager, eCampusOntario
Peggy is a Program Manager with eCampusOntario and has committed 20 years to building interactive and impactful learning environments. Her MET, MLIS and BEd combine for a unique perspective as she explores at the intersection of technology and education. Having taught kindergarten... Read More →
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Jenni Hayman

Program Manager, eCampusOntario
Jenni is currently a Program Manager and open education advocate with eCampusOntario. She is focused on equity and inclusion in all modes of post-secondary course design and delivery. In addition, Jenni is a Doctoral Candidate at Arizona State University currently collecting data... Read More →

Thursday May 24, 2018 2:40pm - 3:30pm EDT