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Summary

BCcampus hosted a working session on Open Educational Resources (OER) for senior post-secondary institution representatives in Vancouver on the afternoon of October 18, 2012. The objectives of the session were to develop a common understanding of what OER could mean for B.C. and build a shared vision of how to develop and use them.  The session also considered ways B.C. can take advantage of the promise of open educational resources and open textbooks. The session coincided with the international OpenEd 2012 conference held at UBC Robson Square from October 16-18, 2012.

Why Open Education and OER, and their implications for higher education institutions 
David Wiley, Brigham Young University 


What has to happen within institutions, and how do we further open practices? (models, practices, structures, policies)
Panel: Cable Green, Creative Commons; Alan Davis, Kwantlen Polytechnic University; Brian Lamb, Thompson Rivers University


Giulia Forsythe Visual Notes
@bccampus #OERforum @opencontent Why Open Education? [visual notes]

Why Open Education?

@brlamb Panel talk [visual notes] @BCcampus #OERforum

Brian Lamb Panel talk

Alan Davis, Kwantlen Polytechnic University Panel talk [visual notes] @BCcampus #OERforum

Alan Davis Panel talk

Why is Open Education Important? Roundtable discussions

Roundtable discussions

@cgreen Panel talk [visual notes] @BCcampus #OERforum

Cable Green Panel talk

Round Table report-in [visual notes] @BCcampus #OERforum

Round Table Report

BC Campus OERForum room set up

OERForum table set up

 


Media

Video by Kylie Stanton:
Students get a break with free online textbooks

 

BCcampus responds to Prof. Pettigrew’s critique by Tori Klassen:
A closer look at B.C.’s open textbook plan

Article by Veronika Bondarenko:
B.C. government to make some university textbooks available for free online

Article by Julie McManus
Government’s plan to offer free online textbooks could save students some cash

Article by Todd Pettigrew
B.C.’s free textbooks plan needs a closer look

Article by CBC News
B.C. to offer free textbooks online

The Canadian Press:
B.C. to offer free textbooks online for top 40 post-secondary courses

Article by Cable Green:
British Columbia Government Lends Support to Open Textbooks

Article by Mike Palmedo:
British Columbia to Offer Students Free Textbooks Under Creative Commons Licenses

The Canadian Press:
B.C. to offer free textbooks online for top 40 post-secondary courses