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Thursday, November 20 • 11:00am - 11:30am
Open Tools for Open Publishing

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Announced at OpenEd 2012 in Vancouver, the British Columbia Open Textbook Project has been developing and adapting open textbooks for highly enrolled courses and programs in British Columbia. As part of the project, BCcampus has been actively developing and extending an open publishing platform based on the popular WordPress CMS. PressBooks Textbooks is a WordPress plugin that extends the existing PressBooks plugin and enables the creation, remix and publishing of open textbooks in numerous formats. In this session we'll talk about the features of the plugin, as well as discuss some of the challenges and opportunities building an open source community of developers.

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avatar for Clint Lalonde

Clint Lalonde

Manager, Educational Technologies, BCcampus
Clint Lalonde is an educational technologist and an advocate for the use of open educational resources and open education practices in higher education. Clint has worked in the British Columbia post-secondary system for 20 years, and is currently Manager, Education Technology at... Read More →
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Brad Payne

Technical Analyst, BCcampus
Brad Payne is currently the lead developer for the Open Textbook Project whose work focuses on open source software using PHP (LAMP). When not contributing to other developers’ projects on github, he builds his own and invites participation. Through exploiting API’s and with a... Read More →


Thursday November 20, 2014 11:00am - 11:30am
Virginia Ballroom

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