The open education movement is growing, but it needs your help to reach the learning communities, campuses, students, and educators of B.C., to help them understand, appreciate, and adopt open educational resources (OER).

Student support for OER

Students are encouraged to actively advocate for open educational resources for their programs, creating awareness about OER for other students, and informing educators about available grants and funding opportunities available for open textbooks. The OER Student Toolkit is an excellent resource for students to help enable the creation and use of OER, complete with steps to follow to advocate for students as well as faculty.

The British Columbia Federation of Students (BCFS) promotes the concept of open textbooks to the students and faculty of B.C. through a variety of channels as part of a Open Textbooks Now! campaign. They facilitate promotional materials and activities that can be used on campuses across the province.

Advocating for open

To help promote awareness of OER on your campus, BCcampus and BCOEL have created some resources that can be printed and shared: