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Tuesday, May 12 • 10:45am - 12:05pm
“So you want to develop a ZTC?”

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“So you want to develop a ZTC?”

Curious about how to build a Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) program in at your institution? This session is for you! We will share how BCcampus defines ZTCs, how to pursue one and learn about the steps to achieving this goal – you may be closer than you think!

In this panel and interactive session, you will learn how ZTCs were built and launched in BC post-secondary institutes; the role of the library; how ZTCs can support accessibility and inclusivity initiatives; and, next steps you can take to develop ZTC programs. The session will include a Liberating Structure activity to help attendees start on the path toward a ZTC.

This session will be led by librarians, faculty and BCcampus project managers who have worked on ZTC programs across a variety of disciplines.

This session will address the following topics and lessons learned:

- Financial implications for development and sustainability
- Administration (information gathering, communication, maintenance)
- Identifying what programs may be good candidates
- How to get faculty engaged and on board
- Barriers/challenges that ZTC projects can face and some tips for overcoming them.
- Considerations for accessibility and inclusivity
- How BCcampus can support ZTC projects

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Melanie Meyers (she/her)

Project Manager, BCcampus
I'm a Project Manager at BCcampus currently leading the Findability and Open Course projects. My projects focus on creating a repository of open courses for British Columbia as well as other OER initiatives that work toward eliminating textbook costs for students and support faculty... Read More →
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Krista Lambert

Project Manager, BCcampus

Tuesday May 12, 2020 10:45am - 12:05pm PDT
Salon E

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