New Study: Exploring Faculty Use of OER at BC Institutions

How do faculty in British Columbia use Open Educational Resources (OER)? What are some of the ways in which they are using OER, and what are some of the barriers they face when using OER? A new research paper published today by BCcampus looks at these questions. Led by the 2015 BC Open Textbook Faculty … Continued

The Impact of OER on Teaching and Learning Practice

The OER Research Hub has published a new study in OpenPraxis looking at the impact of OER on teaching & learning practice. The Hub has been working with numerous OER and open education projects around the world, gathering data clustered around their 11 hypothesis, and this report pulls data from 15 open projects, including the … Continued

Manitoba launches Open Textbook Project

Earlier this fall, the government of Manitoba announced a post-secondary open textbook initiative for the province of Manitoba. BCcampus has been working with our colleagues at Campus Manitoba to launch an open textbook project in Manitoba.┬áThe Manitoba Open Textbook Initiative launched on September 29, 2015. The goal of the Manitoba project is to gather 25 … Continued

12th Annual OpenEd conference, Vancouver BC, November 18-20

BCcampus and Lumen learning are co-presenting the 2015 Open Education Conference this fall in Vancouver, BC. From November 18-20th at the Fairmont Vancouver Hotel, the international open education community will get together to share open education ideas, practices, successes and lessons learned. This will be the third time that Vancouver has played host to the … Continued

How to Use Open Educational Resources online course

The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) is offering a free 2 week online courses on How to Use Open Educational Resources starting Monday, July 6. 2015 This two week course is fully online and asynchronous, providing participants with information and experience in adopting and integrating open educational resources (OER) into their … Continued