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BCCIE Summer Conference provides an essential platform for the growth of BC’s International Education sector. BCCIE’s annual conference brings together more than 500 participants from our province, across Canada and beyond our borders. The conference attracts senior leaders, researchers, practitioners, student service providers, administrators, government, NGOs, and students to explore these ideas with the aim of strengthening our work and taking steps towards advancing outstanding leadership in the fields of International Education in BC.

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Monday, June 18 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Education Among Indian International Students and International Student Open Textbook Adoption

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Through thirty-two qualitative interviews, our study critically examines how Indian international students attending Langara College view education. Our research attempts to both humanise the experiences of being 'abroad' in Canada while situationally considering their motivates behind academic decision making. The second part of our research explores the adoption of open textbooks by international students. The preliminary findings indicate that providing open textbook access to international students increases their academic success rate. Drawing upon data collected from follow-up interviews this study explores the use of open textbooks from the students’ perspective. Through the understanding of the motives and rationale of international students we endeavour to provide important contributions to the enhancement of post-secondary student learning.

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Julian Prior

Educational Technology Advisor, Langara College
Educational Technology Advisor at Langara College

Monday June 18, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
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