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Textbook Sprint and Remixing Hackspace

  • Contact: Brad Felix (brad at flatworldknowledge dot com)
  • Team: Brad Felix, Flat World Knowledge, Meena Hwang, OCW Consortium, Joel Thierstein, Connexions
  • Hosts: OCW Consortium, Flat World Knowledge, Connexions
  • Status: confirmed


Help write Open Textbooks! Come try the latest cutting edge tools and join us for an OER textbook sprint and remixing fest. There should be a lot of expertise at the festival around topics like web development - come share it by putting it into a new age textbook.

What do you want to achieve?

  1. Showcase, and get feedback on, existing OER remix tools
  2. Form the outline/Table of Contents of a new textbook on Webcraft / web development
  3. Develop as much OER content as makes sense, given time constraints
  4. Foster appreciation of the material and human resources involved in crafting OER

Who should come? How many? For how long?

Educators, learners, & anyone interested in using OER. Stay for as long as you can.

What will they do when they get there?

  1. If you are an educator, put together/remix OER material for your classroom. Tell us what kind of exercises you will have or how you will deliver the contents effectively to your students. Small gifts for teachers with brilliant methods.
  2. If you are a web developer or self learner, put together a course that you would like to study by yourself or in a study group.
  3. Do you have a favorite OCW course? If you happen to speak a different language than the one used in an OCW course, search for supplementary materials in your language.
  4. Have you used OCW/OER in your course? Share best practices with us towards putting together more OER.

What will you / they have at the end?

  1. A jumpstart and plan on development of a full Web Development Open Textbook.
  2. Other killer OER!
  3. Feedback on OER remixing tools for future development
  4. Discussions on difficulties of remixing (i.e. copyright concerns)

Additional background and context

We'll be working with tools from Connexions and Flat World Knowledge, but please bring others if interested. Or point us to good content. Or just bring yourself!

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