Open Access Week: Open Textbook Webinar
Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: Online / Participation in this online event is free.
Register by Tuesday October 21: http://bit.ly/1BY2AXk

To celebrate International Open Access Week, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and BCcampus are presenting an informative and interactive webinar on digital open textbooks. Join Clint Lalonde, Senior Manager, Open Education, and Leva Lee, Manager, Professional Learning, of BCcampus to learn more about the innovative BC Open Textbook Project. Webinar participants will have an opportunity to engage the presenters in some Q & A.

To help make post-secondary learning more economically accessible to students in British Columbia, the multi-sectoral BCcampus Open Textbook Project which includes participation from key players in the province’s higher education system, libraries, student groups, and the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, currently provides access to 40 free digital open textbooks to some of the most highly-enrolled introductory-level college and university courses.

CARL includes Canada’s twenty-nine largest university libraries; enhancing research and higher education is at the heart of its mission. CARL promotes effective and sustainable scholarly communication, and public policy that enables broad access to scholarly information.

ABOUT Open Access Week

Open Access Week, a global event now entering its eighth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

“Open Access” to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.

About BC Campus Open Educational Resources

Visit the Open Educational Resources at http://open.bccampus.ca/
Find open text books at http://open.bccampus.ca/find-open-textbooks/

About the Open Education Consortium

The Open Education Consortium is a worldwide community of hundreds of higher education institutions and associated organizations committed to advancing open education and its impact on global education.  "We envision a world where everyone, everywhere has access to the education they need to build their futures.  We seek to instill openness as a feature of education around the world, allowing greatly expanded access to education while providing a shared body of knowledge upon which innovative and effective approaches to today’s social problems can be built. The Open Education Consortium realizes change by leveraging its sources of expert opinion, its global network and its position as the principal voice of open education."