Mar 06

Session proposal: The open-source textbook

I propose a session discussing open-source educational materials, particularly open-source textbooks.

What would an open-source textbook look like? What is the difference between open source and open access? What are the advantages of an open-source textbook? What are the potential drawbacks of using an open-source textbook? of creating an open-source textbook? What other types of educational resources could benefit from an open-source model?

Over the past year, I have been building an open-source, online, multimedia textbook on Github for the four-semester Musicianship course sequence that I teach. I would be happy to demo this site briefly during the session, showing how I manage it, and how it can be forked, modified, and redeployed.

For more information about my project, please see this blog post.

1 comment

  1. Brennan Collins

    Very interested in this proposal! Beginning to think about some of these issues at Georgia State U and need to learn from folks who are already moving in this direction.

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