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Open Textbooks: Open Minds In-Person

A Colloquium Exploring Re-Use of Open Resources to Improve Quality and Access


March 5, 2019 from 1:30pm - 3:30pm.
Blackburn Room, 4th Floor, Robarts Library


Are you curious about the potential of open textbooks to positively impact both curriculum design and student learning?

Join us for an opportunity to hear about recent initiatives that illuminate the growing movement toward use of open educational resources in higher education.  

Open Textbooks: Open Minds 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.


To register, click the 'Begin Registration' button below. Visit the event website for more program details.

This event will be livestreamed and recorded. The link to the video is https://uoft.me/opentextsopenminds

This event is hosted by the University of Toronto Libraries and Information Technology Services - Online Learning Strategies in celebration of Open Education Week 2019 and will feature projects recently funded by eCampusOntario. Faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, librarians, and staff from all three campuses at University of Toronto and beyond are welcome to attend.

Questions about the event? Contact Graeme Slaght @ graeme.slaght@utoronto.ca


Accessible Venue. Single-user, all-gender washrooms available. Contact jesse.carliner@utoronto.ca if you have questions about accessibility.


Interested in gaining hand-on experience in using Pressbooks, a tool for creating, adapting, and publishing open textbooks? Register for our Pressbooks Workshop on Friday, March 8th!


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Related LibGuide: Open Education by Scholarly Communications & Copyright Office

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Robarts Library
St. George (Downtown) Campus
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