The Lymphatic System of the Dog: Translating and Transitioning to an Open Textbook




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This contribution is situated at the University of Saskatchewan, where Open Education Resources have been supported since 2014. During the pandemic we began the work of translating The Lymphatic System of the Dog, by Dr. Hermann Baum, into English. Originally published in 1918, Dr. Baum’s book has been transitioned into Pressbooks, with the addition of ancillary resources. Balancing the legacy of Dr. Baum’s research with our own innovations in assessment and design engages new generations of learners and practitioners. The benefits for faculty and students in designing and publishing openly must also be acknowledged. Locally designed and produced open education resources created with and by our university community is of significance to the academy. The adoption of open textbooks in university classes establishes a discourse and refinement of knowledge ensuring quality resources are designed and shared.


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Author Biographies

Kristine Dreaver-Charles, University of Saskatchewan

Kristine Dreaver-Charles is a member of the Mistawasis Nêhiyawak Nation. She works as an instructional designer in the Distance Education Unit. Kristine is a PhD candidate in the College of Education, focusing on decolonization in distance education. She works and studies at the University of Saskatchewan.

Monique Mayer, Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Monique Mayer is a professor in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences and a board-certified veterinary radiation oncologist in the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) at the University of Saskatchewan.