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Monday, June 6 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Experiences, Perceptions, and Outcomes of Using Open Textbooks: Research from the BC OER Research Fellows (3:30 - 4:00) LIMITED

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Open Session Limited to 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

This session includes the presentation of results from three separate surveys of open textbooks users:

1. A survey of students in a very large introductory physics course at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver that started using an open textbook during the 2015-2016 academic year. This survey asks about students’ use of textbooks generally, their perceptions of the open textbook in their physics course, and the educational impact of traditional textbook costs. A comparison of student outcomes in the course during terms in which a traditional textbook was used and those in which the open textbook was used will also be reported. This study was conducted by Dr. Christina Hendricks (Department of Philosophy, University of British Columbia-Vancouver).  

2. A survey of students across BC post-secondary institutions enrolled in courses with open textbooks. The survey assessed the experiences and perceptions of students using open textbooks, the economic and educational impact of traditional textbook costs, as well as how these outcomes are relate students’ educational background, study habits, personality characteristics, and instructor ratings. This study was conducted by Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani (Department of Psychology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University).

3. A survey of students, administrators, faculty, and instructional designers at Thompson Rivers University during the 2015-2016 academic year. The study assessed respondents’ experiences and perceptions of using BCcampus Open Textbooks in campus-based and online courses in relation to the cost savings of open textbooks, the influence of open textbooks on the attainment of learning outcomes, and how open resources are used differently from traditional textbooks. This study was conducted by Colin Madland (Centre for Student Engagement and Learning Innovation, Thompson Rivers University).

Rajiv Jhangiani, Faculty Member, Psychology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University 
Colin Madland, eLearning Facilitator - ‎Thompson Rivers University - Open Learning
Christina Hendricks, Senior Instructor, Philosophy and Arts One, University of British Columbia 

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Christina Hendricks

Professor of Teaching in Philosophy, Academic Director, Centre for Teaching, Learning & Technology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Philosophy, OER, open textbooks, open pedagogy, accessibility
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Rajiv Jhangiani

Open Studies Teaching Fellow & Psychology Professor, BCcampus
I am the University Teaching Fellow in Open Studies and a Psychology Professor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, BC, where I conduct research in open education and the scholarship of teaching and learning. I also serve as the Senior Open Education Advocacy & Research... Read More →
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Colin Madland

Manager, Online Shenanigans, Trinity Western University

Monday June 6, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)