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Monday, June 6 • 9:45am - 10:15am
Back to the Features: Questioning the Impact of Ancillary Resources on Open Textbook Adoption (9:45 - 10:15) LIMITED

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In this session, we present several case studies of ancillary resource development for open textbooks in British Columbia. Through these case studies we explore an emerging framework for best practices and the often unrecognized challenges that ancillary resource development poses for open educational resources (OER).

There is increasing evidence that lack of ancillary resources impact OER adoption. Over 40% of the respondents to a 2016 survey of 2,902 faculty members at 29 higher education institutions ranked instructor supplements and student supplements (ancillary resources) as important or very important factors in textbook adoption (Green 2016).

Indeed, the lack of ancillary resources for open textbooks negatively impacts faculty perceptions and adoption rates (Jhangiani et al. 2016). While ancillary resources are often expected by overworked instructors in need of teaching aids, the development of ancillary resources for open textbooks poses several challenges that can be both logistic and fundamental to open education.

For example, ancillary resources may not be shared in the same locations as the associated open textbook, may not be adequately updated with new textbook versions, may not be openly licensed, and may actually undermine the opportunity that open textbooks provide to improve pedagogical approaches.

Moreover, the types of ancillary resources required and the way ancillary resources are developed in different disciplinary settings may require different strategic approaches. In this presentation, we overview these challenges, introduce some applied examples of ancillary resource development, and provide the first steps towards best practices for ancillary resource development.

Arthur Gill Green,Teaching and Learning Fellow, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow University of British Columbia and College Professor, Okanagan College
Jennifer Kirkey, Instructor of Physics and Astronomy, Douglas College
Rod Lidstone, Instructor, Plumbing, Pipe and Refridgeration Trades, Camosun College

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Arthur Gill Green

Professor, UBC
I work on property rights, GIScience, and Open Pedagogy. Three very different areas that have come to be symbiotic in my research and work. Would love to talk to fans of QGIS, people working on property rights, or people attempting to integrate open pedagogical practices in their work.
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Jennifer Kirkey

Instructor of Physics and Astronomy, Douglas College
Jennifer Kirkey has been teaching physics and astronomy at Douglas College for 25 years. She has been active with Science World's Scientist in the School programs which involves running hands on workshops in elementary school classrooms. She has been an active member of the local Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.
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Rod Lidstone

Instructor, Plumbing, Pipe and Refridgeration Trades,, Camosun College
I have been a Trades instructor at Camosun College for over 20 years. I was recently involved with the BCcampus Trades Access Common Core Project as the lead writer and reviewer. I am a strong advocate of Open Educational Resources and one of my primary goals for the coming year is to assist my colleagues and peers throughout the province with the implementation of these resources into their trades training programs.

Monday June 6, 2016 9:45am - 10:15am
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

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