If you follow us on Twitter (and if not, check out @OER_Hub), or if you read my earlier post, then you’ll know that tomorrow sees the start of our Open Textbook research week!

First, a big thanks is due to everyone I’ve been working with over the past few weeks; in particular special shouts outs to Megan Beckett (Siyavula), Clint Lalonde (BCcampus) and Dani Nicholson (OpenStax College).

As you can see we have an all star line-up of open textbook providers that we collaborate with, and a week packed with not one, not three, not seven but TEN blog posts. Here’s a breakdown of the week, day-by-day:

  • Monday sees a revisit of the OpenStax College educator survey results and the first of four blog posts with Megan on the work we’ve been doing with Siyavula.
  • On Tuesday we’ll be hearing from Paul Shaber, an educator using OpenStax College materials. Tuesday also features the second of our Siyavula posts, this time looking at educational contexts in South Africa.
  • Wednesday has an exclusive post by Clint Lalonde of BCcampus on their recent Geography open textbook sprint AND we also have the first of our blog posts giving an overview of the OpenStax College student survey results!
  • More on those OpenStax College student survey results on Thursday, along with the next in our four-part overview of the Siyavula questionnaire work (this time on OER behaviours, attitudes and open licensing).
  • Finally, on Friday, we hear more from educators using OpenStax College materials and conclude with the final part of our Siyavula joint-authored blog post series, this time looking specifically at educator feedback on the impact of using Siyavula open textbooks.

We hope you enjoy this week’s blog posts on the research we’ve been doing on open textbooks. And of course, as always, feedback welcome!

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